Small red bumps known as heat rash appear on the skin due to the accumulation of sweat in certain body parts. The heat rashes cause irritation and itching sensation due to overheating. Heat rashes appear in people of any age but they are very common in infants even people having fever can get heat rash.
They are usually found on the back, neck, chest or shoulders. By following some simple tips you can easily get rid of heat rash. 5 herbal remedies for heat rash are as follows:
Herbal Remedies For Heat Rash
If you have Aloe Vera at your home, then take some pieces of it, rub them gently all over the affected area. Do this 3 times every day. You can also use Aaloe Vera gel.You should always wash the affected areas properly before applying the aloe vera gel again. Aloe vera will help to prevent heat rash because it has great healing properties and thus will provide a cooling effect.
Take some lavender oil (5-6 drops) and add it to a large basin or sink. Then put the affected body parts in it and keep it like that for 10-12 minutes. You can also apply cold water and a few drops of lavender oil to the affected areas. Using cotton balls or a cotton cloth, soaking it in a solution of cold water and lavender oil, and then applying it to the affected is also very effective.
Peppermint oil is very effective in soothing the damaged and tired skin. It is known to have antibiotic and anti bacterial properties. You should gently apply the oil on the affected area twice daily.Results should show in a week. Peppermint also helps in speeding up the rejuvenating process of the skin. Hence it is considered as one of the most effective herbal remedies for treating heat rash.
Take some neem leaves, grind them well and then add some water and make a paste; add more water if needed and make a thick paste. Then apply this paste on the heat rashes. Neem will help to heal the areas infected by heat rashes, because of its antibacterial properties.You can also take some neem oil and add camphor extract to it. Mix well and then apply it on the heat rashes. Massage well and keep it like that for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
Take some chamomile tea bags and place them in a cup of warm water. Take out the tea bags and then apply the tea bags (cooled) directly on the affected area. You can also apply the chamomile tea bags directly to the affected area and massage gently. Do not rub the tea bags on the affected skin.Leave the tea bags like that 10-15 minutes. Do this 3-4 times every day to get good results as this is a very effective herbal remedy to heal the affected skin fast and get rid of the heat rash. So by following the above mentioned herbal remedies you can get rid of heat rash.