Summer is here. So is the heat. And heat brings Prickly heat with it.
Prickly heat is a very common skin condition which appears during summer heat. The humid weather causes blocked sweat ducts and trapped sweat beneath the skin causes prickly heat.
Symptoms of prickly heat can range from small blisters to deep, inflamed lumps. Some forms of heat rash are very itchy.
Beat this summer heat with Suthol, the most effective prickly heat antiseptic liquid solution by Boroline.
It fights with the germs and bacteria which grow with the sweat and dirt in summer. Boroline’s ‘prickly heat liquid solution’ acts as a shield in summer heat.
Let’s learn a little more about prickly heat and its solutions.
What is prickly heat?
Sweat that gets entrapped under the skin might result in prickly heat. Usually, perspiration moves through microscopic ducts in the skin’s surface. Sweat can get trapped in the skin if the sweat ducts narrow or get blocked. Redness, itchiness, and tiny blisters may result from this, particularly in the skinfolds where skin contacts skin. Rash frequently develops on the torso and thighs. Heat and humidity tend to be more conducive to prickly heat.
Types of Prickly Heat
Miliaria Crystallina is the name given to the mildest variety of prickly heat which occurs when the sweat pores are blocked. Miliaria Rubra is a kind that develops further into the skin.
This type includes small, inflamed blister-like bumps and itching or prickling in the affected area. If the Miliaria Rubra gets filled with pus, it takes the form of Miliaria Pustulosa. It affects the deepest layer of the skin called, ‘dermis’. It can be very painful or itchy.
A ductal obstruction at the dermal-epidermal junction or papillary dermis causes Miliaria Profunda. Papules are hard, skin-colored, and larger than those of Miliaria Rubra. A pruritic or asymptomatic eruption of Miliaria Profunda is possible. Typically, it lasts less time than an eruption of Miliaria Rubra (lasting usually no more than 1 hour after overheating has ceased).
How to cure Prickly Heat?
When Prickly heat appears on the skin, it can be healed by cooling and avoiding exposure to the heat that caused it. Boroline’s Suthol is a prickly heat liquid solution that protects your skin by providing the most effective antiseptic liquid solution against prickly heat. Here are a few tips to get rid of prickly heat faster-
- Cold compress or shower – Usually, heat rash becomes better once the skin has cooled. This can be helped by taking a cool-water bath or compressing the areas with ice gently to reduce irritation, redness and itching. While using an ice pack, be sure to wrap it in something to protect the skin, such as a towel (never apply an unwrapped ice pack directly to the skin).
- Try to be in cool temperature – Use fan, air coolers or air conditioners to keep the temperature low and also avoid excessive sweating and humid environments while your skin is healing.
- Wear cotton clothes – By allowing air to move throughout the body, loose cotton clothing keeps the body cool. It may also be beneficial to wear breathable, light clothing made of cotton or other natural materials rather than synthetic ones.
- Resist the urge to scratch your skin – Yes, control! Do not scratch or be harsh on your skin. Scratching will worsen the situation even more, the infection might spread throughout your body. You can try using a soft cloth or even cotton and gently rub it over the itchy area, it will help a little but it is still better than spreading the infection by itching directly. Use Suthol to stop itching instantly.
- Do not use moisturizer or oil – Try to keep your skin dry. Do not use any kind of oily substance on your skin if you are suffering from prickly heat.
- Avoid Spicy Food and junk food – Forget about those chicken tikkas, biriyanis and rolls and other food items that you can’t resist. Eat healthy and hydrating foods if you are suffering from prickly heat rash. Consider consuming a lot of veggies, such as celery & cucumber. These ingredients can be consumed raw in a salad. Alternately, since yoghurt is also a cooling snack, add some ice to mix them into a nutritious smoothie.
- Use Suthol Antiseptic Liquid – Suthol antiseptic lotion acts as the most effective prickly heat liquid and prickly heat spray providing complete protection and relief surpassing even some of the best prickly heat powders available.
4 best remedies for Prickly Heat –
- Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help calm the skin while guarding against infections. This can reduce discomfort and swelling. To ease the agony of your heat rash, apply aloe Vera gel directly to it.
- Sandalwood – According to research, sandalwood has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which mean it may lessen pain. Heat rash’s scorching, pricking sensation can be lessened by applying sandalwood powder on the rash after mixing it with a little water.
- Oatmeal – Oatmeal has been shown to be useful in decreasing inflammation and irritation. Because of this, it can be used as a home treatment for heat rash and other skin disorders. In a warm bath, add one or two cups of oatmeal and soak for 20 minutes. In order to prevent irritating your skin even more, make sure the water is not too hot.
- Suthol Neem Antiseptic Liquid – With Aqueous extract of neem, turmeric & Aloe-Vera and Antimicrobial effects Suthol Neem Antiseptic Liquid helps to prevent rashes and itching and also heals skin. Suthol antiseptic liquid has a preventive effect against skin rashes and keeps skin refreshed. Spray on any body part that needs relief or freshening up. Apply Suthol to your inner thighs, armpit, back of knees & elbows and other sweat prone regions. Using Suthol after every bath keeps summer skin problems at bay.
When to see a doctor?
If you are suffering from prickly heat for more than a week immediately consult a doctor. You should also not wait for the time to pass if you notice rash is all over the body, fever, pain, rash blisters.
In case of children consult a doctor as soon as you can, if you notice fever, illness, bleeding or body ache.
Heat rash may serve as a warning that the body is becoming overheated. While you are outside, try to avoid the sun’s direct rays and wear airy clothing to stay cool. When inside, fans or air conditioning can keep the space well-ventilated and the body cool.
This summer take extra care of your skin with Suthol- the most effective prickly heat liquid solution by Boroline.