Prickly Heat Rash

Prickly heat rash is caused by high temperatures and humidity which prevails in tropical countries. In Sri Lanka, the highest recorded temperature was 38 and 39 degrees Celsius districts such as Kurunagala, Hambantota, Anuradhapura, Ratnapura, Jaffna and Vavuniya. In Karnataka, in India the highest recorded temperature was 40 degrees Celsius. 

Environmentalists, meteorologists and scientists said these high temperatures could be due to the El nono- la nino effect which is an extreme environmental condition. They said this environmental condition could last longer than the North East monsoon. 

High temperatures can cause prickly heat rash and many physicians dermatologists have reported cases of skin rashes and blisters. The extreme evaporate of water vapour from the body can also cause instant dehydration, heat strokes and cramps. Prickly heat rash can be prevented by staying in water for about two or three ours per day, avoiding the sunlight from nine in the morning till five in the evening, drinking large amounts water, wearing cotton clothes and staying under fan.