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Anyone have a cure for prickly heat?
Vanity | 7-12-2009 | Frantzie

Posted on 07/11/2009 9:52:21 PM PDT by Frantzie

I was wondering if any doctors here or moms or grannies have any suggestions for "prickly heat."


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KEYWORDS: heat; pricklyheat; rash
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This is common in hot humid climates. It is also called Golfer's Vasculitis (veins).

Apparently your legs, usually around the shins and calf get this. I put sunscreen on and even without sunscreen our pores can clog and the salt builds up from sweat/perspriation. It irritates the veins.

My legs lit up and I was saying "what the h**l is that." I was worried it was something serious. It looks pretty awful. The cure is to keep cool and stay in air conditioning. Gee thanks.

Common in kids and babies - poor babies.

It sounds silly and "prickly heat" sounds like something from a Tennessee Williams play with Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or something). "Oh she sufferin from prickly heat."

It is gross - help! ;-)

1 posted on 07/11/2009 9:52:21 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie
Rinse down with cool water and apply a baking soda paste. Also - believe it or not - try Noxzema cream.


2 posted on 07/11/2009 9:55:47 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Frantzie

Twice in one day. I got to post Polish Vodka. It cures all ills.

3 posted on 07/11/2009 9:56:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Frantzie

Massive amounts of beer and sex. That is what I tell my wife. Works for all illness known to man. Repeat as necessary.


4 posted on 07/11/2009 9:56:40 PM PDT by Do the math (Doug)
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To: Frantzie

Having raised 5 kids, mainly in the Texas heat, I’ll tell you what I used with good results: sprinkle on some corn starch and rub it around a bit.


5 posted on 07/11/2009 9:58:01 PM PDT by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: Frantzie

Cool water rinse with cold tea bags.
Then talcum powder to keep the skin
dry. Works for me.


6 posted on 07/11/2009 9:58:13 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Frantzie

Cool shower, dry, dust with cornstarch.


7 posted on 07/11/2009 9:59:15 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Frantzie

Grape seed extract helps rebuild the bleeding vessels you experience with that. Basically, older people get it from leaking blood vessels. Also look into hesperidin.

Hesperidin comes from the white area on orange and grapefruit rinds and is also in the sheath around the pulp.

The cheapest place for grape seed extract, non-bulk, is Vitacost.com.


8 posted on 07/11/2009 9:59:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The UN has never won a war, nor a conflict, but liberals want it to rule all militaries.)
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To: Frantzie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miliaria

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec18/ch206/ch206b.html

http://www.natural-homeremedies.org/homeremedies-prickly-heat.htm

Good luck!


9 posted on 07/11/2009 10:00:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted. I Upped My Monthly....Now, Up Yours.)
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To: Frantzie

1-2 glasses of sugarcane juice OR 3-4 glasses of lime juice, daily. has worked for me 100% of the time when needed since granny passed it along to me many moon ago. give it a try.


10 posted on 07/11/2009 10:00:09 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Frantzie

From the Merck Website:

The condition is controlled by keeping the skin cool and dry. Use of powders and antiperspirants often helps. Conditions that increase sweating should be avoided, thus an air-conditioned environment is ideal.

What Causes Prickly Heat?

Prickly heat results when sweat glands are blocked and ruptured, and sweat is trapped below the skin.

Once the rash develops, corticosteroid creams or lotions are used, sometimes with a bit of menthol added. However, these topical treatments are not as effective as keeping the skin cool and dry.


11 posted on 07/11/2009 10:00:34 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Proud Mama of a US Marine and a US Soldier Bitterly Hanging On to Her Guns and Religion. Ooorahh!)
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To: Viking2002

Thanks. I will give it a shot. I was ready to try ice cubes even. One site suggest drinking lime juice or lots of citrus juice.

It is weird that I never got it before. Good old baking soda and Noxzema. I will give it a go.

I tried aloe for sunburn with Lidocane from Solarcaine but it did not help. Considered apple cider vinegar because it is good for sunburns and just about anything else you can think of.


12 posted on 07/11/2009 10:01:03 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: bobby.223

Lime juice is commonly suggested....


13 posted on 07/11/2009 10:02:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted. I Upped My Monthly....Now, Up Yours.)
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“Anyone have a cure for prickly heat?”

Stay inside until mid-September.


14 posted on 07/11/2009 10:02:32 PM PDT by decal ("Never allow a nervous female to have access to a pistol, no matter what you're wearing.")
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To: Frantzie

wipe it rubbing alcohol and then dry and dust with corn starch, keep cool air on it. kills most skin stuff


15 posted on 07/11/2009 10:02:34 PM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: Enough_Deceit

Thanks to all. See the wise guys suggest beer, vodka and sex and the ladies (and a few guys) have more sensible but less fun suggestions. Thanks - it really is creepy.

;-)


16 posted on 07/11/2009 10:03:44 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"It cures all ills. "

Your "cure" is like the valium(it was pill of the day back then) the dr. gave me when my husband went overseas, leaving me with a job and 3 small kids.

I took 1--just one! Still had all my problems, realized I still had them--just didn't give a d@#n. Threw them out--couldn't afford to feel that way.

On 2d thought, vodka is better--you don't even remember the problems with that. But isn't Russian better?--Smirnof?

vaudine

17 posted on 07/11/2009 10:03:45 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Frantzie

wipe it rubbing alcohol and then dry and dust with corn starch, keep cool air on it. kills most skin stuff


18 posted on 07/11/2009 10:03:45 PM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: Do the math

LOL! You and Jet Jaguar are smart a*ses. Love it. Thanks. ;-)


19 posted on 07/11/2009 10:04:46 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: decal

Yeah I got that one.

;-)


20 posted on 07/11/2009 10:05:28 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: Frantzie

I don’t know a thing about prickly heat but since you brought up the theater...

Scene in doctor’s waiting room.
Man enters stage right limping and crying loudly.
Straight man on stage says: “Sir, why are you crying?”
Crying man: “I have tomain poisoning, so the doctor cut off my toe.”
Exits left, sobbing loudly.

Another man enters stage right holding his hat tightly against the side of his head and crying loudly.
Straight man on stage says: “Sir, why are you crying?”
Crying man: “I have ear syphilis, so the doctor, he cut off my ear, aaahh!”
Exits left, sobbing loudly.

Straight man on stage starts to exit left very fast saying: “Oh boy, oh boy!”
Nurse on stage says: “Hey, where are you going?”
Straight man turns and says: “I have prickly heat!”
Exits quickly.
Stage to black.


21 posted on 07/11/2009 10:05:32 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: vaudine

You could drink it and push the ill away for another time.

Or you could use it as a topical solution. It opens pores and lets the gunk out; under the skin.

It’s also good as a windshield wiper fluid additive.


22 posted on 07/11/2009 10:07:35 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Frantzie
Soak in cool water. Dry off and apply heat rash powder or the soda paste someone recommended. Turn down a/c and lie spread eagle on your bed. Repeat as needed.

If a baby has it, same applies. Lay the little bugger naked on a pad on floor or in baby bed.

vaudine

23 posted on 07/11/2009 10:07:47 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Viking2002

Noxzema is also great for sunburns. I also keep a bottle of aloe vera in the fridge, the cold gel really helps to soothe a mild sunburn.


24 posted on 07/11/2009 10:08:01 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: bobby.223

Thanks. Now Bobby .223 - can you tell us all where we can get some .223? Or 9 mm or anything.

;-)


25 posted on 07/11/2009 10:08:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: Viking2002

I have to agree with you on the baking soda.... Also, I have used my husband’s spray stuff that he puts on his athletes food..... Lotrimin (sp), I think... and that helps.... also, if you happen to be a woman, spraying Lotrimin under the breasts helps in the summer time


26 posted on 07/11/2009 10:08:40 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: vaudine

I have tried both Russian and Polish vodka. I prefer the taste of Poland.


27 posted on 07/11/2009 10:09:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Frantzie

Try a zinc body powder like Gold Bond, there are some other brands that are just as effective but less knows.

It is great for itching and skin fungus.


28 posted on 07/11/2009 10:10:06 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Vodka is too 'spensive. Coke actually cleans windshields well. Course, you have to rinse it off.

vaudine

29 posted on 07/11/2009 10:10:15 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: bareford101
if you happen to be a woman, spraying Lotrimin under the breasts helps in the summer time

But, I thought Lotrimin is an anti-fungal . . ..

30 posted on 07/11/2009 10:10:21 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) We know how to deal with Iran.)
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To: neodad

maybe so, but it sure works for me.... I also have a rash under one arm (it’s hotter than %^& here), and spray that too......


31 posted on 07/11/2009 10:11:35 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: Frantzie

My dad always told me “Don’t be a dumbass.”

I had to settle for the other one.

:0)


32 posted on 07/11/2009 10:11:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Vodka is my husband's drink. We will have to try Polish.

vaudine

33 posted on 07/11/2009 10:11:51 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Frantzie

Prickly water.


34 posted on 07/11/2009 10:12:23 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (My soon-to-be senior Senator said so.)
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To: vaudine

Wodka Wyborowa

Good stuff.


35 posted on 07/11/2009 10:13:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Frantzie

That was from a burlesque called “Sugar Babies” that starred Mickey Rooney, Ann Jillian, and Ann Millers from 1976, or thereabouts.

I realized it might not translate without picturing vaudeville types doing the schtick.


36 posted on 07/11/2009 10:14:00 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: basil
sprinkle on some corn starch and rub it around a bit.

Followed by a milk bath then dredging in seasoned bread crumbs? ;-)

37 posted on 07/11/2009 10:14:32 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: vaudine

Coke? I will give it a try.


38 posted on 07/11/2009 10:15:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Boucheau
LOL! Good one. Does not sound like Tennessee Williams play. ;-)

I was having all these fears that I was poisoned by weed killer, psoriasis, chiggers, etc. I looked it up and “prickly heat.” All I could think of was Liz Taylor telling Big Daddy (Burl Ives) that she had prickly heat. I once had to put some chlorine shock in the pool and it is a powder/dust. Well it was hot out and I was sweating - July or August when pools consume chlorine. I had been doing yard work. Some of the dust got on my shins and interacted with the salt (sodium) from the sweat. I am not sure what happens when sodium and chlroine interact but it is not good. Wow did that burn. I could not hose it off fast enough. It took a few seconds. Ouch!

39 posted on 07/11/2009 10:16:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: bareford101
Are you serious? Lotrimin under the ol' chesticles? Gotta tell the missus about that one. She's, um....endowed for her height and weight, and has to wear underwire bras at work. The first thing she does when she comes in the door is yank it off because of the itching and sweating she endures during the summer months. She'll occasionally get a rash in what she calls the 'bra zone' because of it.


40 posted on 07/11/2009 10:24:23 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Russians used it for system coolant in the Foxbat.

Many uses.

/johnny

41 posted on 07/11/2009 10:26:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Frantzie
Baking soda is good for bee stings and insect bites, too. Draws the sting out for some reason - never questioned the mechanics of it, just know from childhood that it works.


42 posted on 07/11/2009 10:26:26 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Frantzie

Move to a cooler climate!


43 posted on 07/11/2009 10:29:07 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Viking2002

yep.... after one heat rash, I became a believer.... it cools and seems to get rid of it....


44 posted on 07/11/2009 10:29:15 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: Jim from C-Town

LOL! Yeah thanks. My friend was telling me about his vacation and people playing golf in the mtns in NC and it is 60 degress or so. Thanks God for air conditioning.


45 posted on 07/11/2009 10:34:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: Viking2002

Thanks. Mixing up some paste now though I considered some of the alcohol and other ideas. ;-) I figured those just help you forget about the prickly heat.


46 posted on 07/11/2009 10:36:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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To: bareford101
Wow. I think we have a couple of cans of spray in the bathroom, too. She's gonna look at me like I had too much to drink tonight (and she'll be right LOL), but what the hey. I know it can make her cranky, and she'd stand on her head if she thought it would help in this July Alabama heat.


47 posted on 07/11/2009 10:37:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Frantzie
Might not hurt to pop a Benadryl, either. If nothing else, it'll help you sleep.


48 posted on 07/11/2009 10:39:06 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Ted Nugent for Attorney General '12. You Know You Want It.)
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To: Viking2002

Breast-ease pads or simply using soft tissue underneath and in between the breasts may help your wife.


49 posted on 07/11/2009 10:45:45 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Viking2002

Good idea.

Anything I can take to sleep to forget the usurper. ;-)


50 posted on 07/11/2009 10:50:15 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
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