What are the treatment options for Heat Rash?
Many rashes last a while and get better on their own. It is therefore not unreasonable to treat symptoms like itchy and/or dry skin for a few days to see whether the condition gets milder and subsides entirely. An experienced practitioner should be able to recognize rash that may require further treatment. Again, in most cases the rash of miliaria will resolve without intervention. However, severe cases can last for a number of weeks and cause significant disability. General measures should be recommended for all patients, including moving to an air-conditioned environment if possible, avoiding sweat-provoking activities, occlusive clothing, and taking frequent cool showers. Topical antibacterials, including the use of antibacterial soaps, may shorten the duration of symptoms in miliaria rubra even in the absence of obvious superinfection. Other topical agents which may reduce the severity of symptoms include anti-itch preparations such as calamine or menthol or camphor based preparati