Most Common Summer Skin Rashes and How to Treat Them

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Posted In Body and Skin Care / Acne and Skin Problems
Published On 29 May 2014

Sunburn and rashes caused by chaffing may not be great for your skin, but during summer, you’re also exposed to other irritants, that could affect your skin or even pose a really big threat to your overall health.

From heat rash to tick bites that cause Lyme disease, find out how to treat summer skin rashes in order to stay healthy and help your skin looking perfect during the warmer months of the year. 

Heat Rash

Without proper exfoliation, you can get multiple types of heat rashes, caused by sweat ducts that are being blocked. Symptoms include clusters of small red bumps under the skin or clear bumps that are filled with fluid. Cooling off is the first thing you should do. You can also apply a menthol or camphor anti-itch cream or 1% hydrocortisone cream. If symptoms continue after a week, see a doctor.


Photosensitivity can often cause a polymorphous light eruption, usually on your neck, chests and arms during summer.  Sometimes it’s caused directly by UV radiation, but it can also be a side-effect of certain medication. Your skin will turn red and scaly, and you may experience a strong itching sensation. If you’re wondering how to treat summer skin rashes caused by PMLE, simply cool your skin and use an anti-itch or hydrocortisone cream.

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