When the itchiness of prickly heat kicks in, you’d better start scratching. Or, if you’re a smart person, scratch it away fast like a pro.
They say prevention is better than cure. But take prickly heat, for example – when those painfully irritating red bumps appear all of a sudden on our skin, how could you have prevented such a thing? And when researches from the Washington University’s Center for the Study of Itch come and say that scratching makes us itch more, what can we do? Find out below a new 30-seconds amazing trick to get rid of prickly heat in an instant.
When a scratch is more than just an itch. Or viceversa.
According to experts from the National Health Service in England, prickly heat usually develops when a person sweats more than usual, such as during hot or humid weather. However, it’s also possible to get prickly heat in the winter.
Moreover, recent studies indicate that even antibacterial soaps cause an increasing number of people to develop allergic, itchy rashes. For some patients, such rashes have been “unexplained and going on for years,” as Dr. Matthew Zirwas, director of the Contact Dermatitis Center at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center recently declared.
Take care of your skin, so your skin will take good care of you
Prickly heat is not a very serious condition and these type of rashes usually disappear in a couple of days. But you can very easily get rid of prickly heat faster just by by using a very simple & inexpensive method with stuff you surely already have in your pantry.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 cup of water, and a clean washcloth. Sounds easy, right? Now, here’s what you’ll have to do to scratch off that itch in a matter of minutes:
- Dilute the tablespoon of baking soda intro the cold water.
- Take the washcloth and soak it into the solution you have just created (squeeze it a bit to remove eventual excess water)
- Apply the cloth to the rashes
Results should be visible almost instantly. Nevertheless, for more serious rashes, you could apply this cooling compress for your itchy and dreadful prickly heat for 4 to 5 times a day.
WHY IT WORKS: according to numerous scientific studies, baking soda helps to relieve minor skin irritation and itching by neutralizing toxins and irritants on your skin’s surface.
PS: Did you know that stress can aggravate an eczema? According to a July 2016 study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, this is true. To help counteract a possible irritation breakout, take a long walk, bike or swim.