It’s good to know how to get rid of a heat rash, since it can be rather uncomfortable. Fortunately, it’s pretty straightforward and, for both kids and adults, involves keeping the area cool, dry, and irritation-free.
A heat rash (also known as miliaria) develops when sweat glands become blocked and sweat is trapped under the skin. It is common in people who live in hot, humid climates and in those who sweat a lot.
Babies, who have immature sweat glands, are more likely to get heat rash. It can also be more common for people who are obese, over age 65, on certain medications, and on bed rest.
Heat rash is also commonly referred to as diaper rash, summer rash, or wildfire rash.