How to Prevent Prickly Heat

1. Air Yourself

Firstly, the golden rule is to keep the body cool and well aired. If you can, uncover the skin where you are experiencing prickly heat and expose it to cool air. Doing so will help bring relief to the skin. For babies, avoid making them wear diapers and air the affected areas.

2. Say No to Synthetic

Summer is the time when you should wear light coloured and loose clothes so that there is air circulation and your body stays cool. Wear cotton clothing and avoid synthetic tight clothes at all cost.

3. Drink Up Those Summer Coolers

Because the hot temperature can drain energy out of you, it is important to consistently hydrate yourself to stay cool. Drink cool natural drinks like chaach, lemon water andcoconut water, and avoid alcohol and aerated drinks. You can also add flavoured water to your diet, where you can make the most of seasonal fruits and herbs.

4. Eat Healthy Foods

Beat the heat and stay cool by eating healthy. Include lots of fresh raw foods like saladsand fruits and avoid heavy greasy dishes, fried foods and sweets.

5. Keep Your Skin Dry

Never leave the skin damp during this hot season. In fact after bathing, always pat yourself dry with a towel to avoid bacteria from building up. Powder yourself and ensure that your skin stays cool.



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