It’s Summer’s sunshine and the day is bright with all the rays from the sun showering the earth. It feels good really to watch out the window from your AC room but it isn’t tempting at all to go out and feel the sunshine. The temperature is hot and let’s be honest, you’d rather sit around in the AC.
But, what’s the problem really?
It’s a bit complicated really. You must be familiar with all those itchy red bumps around your neck, armpits, chest, groin area. Well’ it turns out they are caused by our own body’s sweat that is stuck and has nowhere else to go. Generally, the sweat evaporates and cools off your skin but the sweat in closed areas can’t escape due to the fabric. So the body swells the skin and blocks the sweat pores and thus the sweat leaks into the skin itself which leads to eruptions of bumpy rashes. And as they burst you feel the stinging sensation.
Cool it off!
The basic remedy is to apply anything on those rashes and bumps that’ll cool it off. Apply some water, take a bath or just simply put an ice pack over it for 10 minutes every now and then throughout the day to ease off the pain and irritation.
DIY at home relief!
Add a few tablespoons of baking soda to the bathing tub and jump right in! If you’re not able to that, just apply it right on the rash and it’ll absorb all the moisture and sweat that’s punishing you for wearing tight clothes.
Soothe yourself naturally.
It may sound a little bit odd really, but the AloeVera gel has been used since forever to treat skin itching problems and is also proved to accelerate healing. Apply the gel on the affected areas multiple times a day and you’re good to go.
Let it breath!
One of the worst things you can do to add to the agitation is cover it up. Let it contact with the fresh air that’ll speed up the healing process.
A trip to the doc
‘Oh, it’s just a rash, I should be fine’. You may as well be! But be cautious, if the rash is much painful and causes you much discomfort and doesn’t go away within a few days, you might need to see a doctor. If you suffer from nausea, headache, dryness, thirst along with the rash, consult a doctor immediately. It may be much more serious than you think.
Prevention is so much better than the cure!
Keeping in mind a few little things won’t hurt but surely will help you keep these rashes at bay. Keep your activities to a minimum in very hot or cold weather and take a bath two or three time a day. Wear loose clothes that’ll not rub against your skin while you move. Keep your skin dry by avoiding all the greasy and oily sunscreens having flashy attractive labels on them.
If you follow these instructions we laid out for you, you’re all set. Enjoy the Summer folks, it’s a yearly affair!