Prickly Heat Home Remedies For Pre-schoolers

Prickly heat is a skin rash caused by sweat trapped in the skin. Normally sweat travels to the surface of the skin through tiny ducts which are also called skin pores. If the ducts become narrowed or clogged, the sweat is trapped in the skin. This can cause redness, itching, and small blisters. Kids are more prone to prickly heat in comparison to adults because they sweat a lot in hot and humid weather.

Hot and humid weather is the most favorable time for prickly heat. Apart from that, a lot of physical activities, tight warm clothing, overdressing, synthetic clothing that prevents air circulation inside the body, lack of hygiene, etc. can cause prickly heat among preschool kids, says a caregiver in a primary school in Hacienda Heights CA.

A preschool dermatologist says that common symptoms of prickly heat are itching, irritation, small blisters, red bumpy skin, etc. prickly heat may not be a serious skin problem, but it may turn serious if it is not treated with care at the primary stage. You may get the over-the-counter drug, lotion, and cream for prickly heat. But it is always better to consult a child physician before you give them the medicine. Apart from these, there are some age-old natural remedies for prickly heat that works well on kids. We all know that the skin of kids is very sensitive. Home remedies that are used for kids are all very mild and most of them are kitchen ingredients.

A preschool caregiver in Hacienda Heights CA , tells that always keep your kid's skin clean so that it can breathe and this will help prevent the prickly heat problem. Besides this, natural ingredients that you will apply aiming to cure prickly heat should be applied on clean skin so that the ingredients are absorbed well.

  1. The golden rule to prevent prickly heat is to keep the body cool and cool. A cool bath twice daily helps a lot to prevent and cure prickly heat.
  2. Rub ice cube daily on your kid's skin where it is affected by prickly heat. But we all know that the skin of kids especially those who are preschool kids, are very sensitive. So always wrap the ice cube with a small towel before you rub it on the skin gently else it may burn their skin.
  3. Yogurt has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. Apply thick cold yogurt on your child’s skin and leave it for 15 minutes before you wash it with cool water.
  4. Pure sandalwood powder does wonder in prickly heat rash. Sandalwood is a cool substance and in addition, it has antibacterial properties. Buy sandalwood powder from a trustworthy shop. Mix it with plain water to make a paste. Apply it on your kid and keep it till it gets dried. Then rub and wash with plain water. Do this practice daily to get the benefit.
  5. Turmeric is a common kitchen ingredient that works well to cure prickly heat.

Practice these home remedies and say a complete ‘no’ to synthetic clothing to keep your children far away from prickly heat.