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Prickly Heat, also commonly known as Heat Rash, is caused by blocked sweat glands. Babies and children can also get prickly heat rash in hot weather because their sweat glands are not fully developed and this is especially common in North Queensland.

The tiny white bumps indicative of prickly heat rash can usually be found in a number of areas including;

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Under breasts
  • Groin
  • Elbow folds
  • Abdomen

Prickly heat rash is prevalent in the summer months and particularly in humid climates.

Some aggravating factors include;

  • High humidity
  • High temperature
  • Sauna’s & steam rooms
  • Fever
  • Sunburn
  • Sweating or hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Tight garments
  • Non-breathable fabrics
  • Perfumes
  • Body oils
  • Fragranced lotions

Natural Treatment remedies;

  1. Wash the affected area with a non-soap wash i.e. Pinetarsol Gel.
  2. Rinse with water and repeat as often as needed, after exercise or prolonged heat exposure.
  3. Apply cool packs as a great way to relieve the itchiness, and in more severe cases use of cortisone & anti fungal creams.  Talk to your GP or Pharmacist about these.
  4. Wear light cotton or absorbent fabrics that  aerate the skin especially in the folds of the skin i.e.elbows, knees and groin areas.

Looking for a product to ease the symptoms of prickly heat rash quickly? Try Mario’s Prickly Heat Spray.

  • May provide rapid relief of symptoms of Prickly Heat Rash
  • Easy to apply spray bottle
  • Instantaneously cooling
  • Soothes and calms skin
  • Contains antiseptic to help prevent infection

Pick up from your local Calanna today or call to organise delivery.