Treating Heat Rash

October 21, 2010

A woman with a rash on her arms and back.When you get that awful rash due to heat, add about 1/4 cup of bleach to your bath water and it will amaze you how fast it works. Usually over night.


By Debra from Hampton, TN

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February 8, 2017

Heat rash is very common in children, especially in summer when the weather is hot and humid. To treat this at home, go to your kitchen and grab your cornstarch. Use this as a powder to their bodies or where the rash is present, whether on their back, chest or neck. It's simple and safe.

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November 3, 2019

Is cornstarch good for a heat rash?


November 3, 20191 found this helpful
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Use calamine lotion or cool compresses to calm
You can also try adding baking soda or cornstarch directly to the rash to absorb the moisture and sweat. Reapply every few hours and before each time you apply do rinsing and drying your skin. Keep doing until you are satisfied

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November 10, 20190 found this helpful
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Yes, you got it!! Cornstarch is good for a heat rash. But, I would start first with a medicinal measure first as in; neosporin, bactroban, or caladryl.


When it starts looking better, then use the constarch to keep the area dry to make the rash go away and not spread. Good luck!

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August 17, 2017

Heat bumps, also known as a heat rash, usually occur during hot and humid weather. This page has some advice and remedies for treating heat bumps on your scalp.

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