How To Treat A Heat Rash: Top 10 Treatments

A heat rash is a skin rash that is non-contagious yet highly itchy. Small red spots appear in sweat-collecting areas such as the armpits, back, beneath the breasts, chest, groin, elbow creases, back of the knees, and waist. It occurs when the body sweats more than usual, and it is more common in hot climates or during the summer months.

Excessive sweating plugs sweat pores, resulting in heat rash. If you live in a hot area, you’re more prone to suffer heat rash. Babies are especially susceptible to heat rash, especially if they are overdressed. Heat rash is usually not severe and goes away when the weather cools down. It can, however, be very uncomfortable, and if excessive perspiration continues, it can get even worse.

Heat rash can be treated using a variety of home treatments. Some will chill or soothe your skin, while others will relieve inflammation and itching while protecting you from infection.

It’s crucial to avoid scratching your rash. Scratching can cause further irritation and infection in the worst-case scenario.

Let’s quickly look at 10 options to treat a heat rash.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that cool the skin, while soothing and preventing infections. This can aid in the relief of edema and pain. To reduce the discomfort of a heat rash, apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected area.

One reason Aloe vera works so well is that it does not clog the pores of your skin like other creams and lotions.


Written by Greg M. Wilcox

With a background in medical research, I'm dedicated to unraveling the complexities of health and nutrition in a way that's easy to understand and implement. From debunking myths to sharing science-backed insights, my goal is to guide you on a journey towards optimal well-being.