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Prickly Heat – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Prickly heat is also called prickly heat rash and miliaria. It’s a type of rash that develops in summer season due to perspiration.

It occurs around body parts which are prone to sweating, like the:

   o Back

   o Underarms

   o Waist

   o Chest

Prickly Heat Symptoms:

  • Rashes and raised bumps on the skin
  • Intense itching

Prickly Heat Causes:

  • Sweat causes irritation of the skin

Natural Home Remedy Using Chickpea Four and Margosa Leaves:

  1. Take ½ bowl of chickpea flour
  2. Add 15-20 crushed margosa leaves
  3. Add little water to make a paste
  4. Mix well
  5. Apply on the affected area
  6. Leave it for 15 min
  7. Wash off with cold water

This removes the dead skin cells and provides relief from inflammation

Natural Home Remedy Using Papaya or Cucumber:

  1. Take some papaya or cucumber pulp
  2. Apply on the affected area
  3. Leave it for 25 min
  4. Wash off with water

This cools the affected area and relieves the itching


  • To prevent rashes during summer:

   o Wear loose cotton clothes

   o They dry off easily

   o They prevent sweat accumulation

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