How to Treat and Prevent Sweat Rash on the Male Organ
How to Treat and Prevent Sweat Rash on
the Male Organ
Sun’s out, guns out! Summer is in effect and as a result, men are more likely
to get a sweat rash on their male organ. A heat rash anywhere is
uncomfortable, but a sweat rash on the male organ is especially
uncomfortable. It’s red, it’s angry, and it’s easy to stave off if you know
how. Let’s talk about the different types of sweat rashes, who’s most likely
to get them, how to treat them, and of course, how to prevent them from
happening in the future.
What Is a Sweat Rash?
Also known as a heat rash, this happens when the skin’s sweat glands get
blocked. The sweat can’t get to the surface of the skin to evaporate. This
causes inflammation and, presto chang-o, a sweat rash! Its symptoms
include little red bumps on the skin, itchiness, and a prickling sensation.
There are three types of sweat rash:
Miliaria crystalline – This is the most common form of sweat rash. It
is marked by small, clear (sometimes white) bumps filled with fluid.
The fluid is actually sweat. This type is not painful or itchy.
Miliaria rubra – This is referred to as prickly heat. It presents as red
bumps on the skin, lack of sweat in the infected area, and
inflammation. If it progresses, the bumps can fill with pus (and it’s
then called miliaria pustalosa). It is the most uncomfortable type
because it occurs in the deep layers of the skin.
Miliaria profunda – The least common type of heat rash, it occurs in
the deepest skin layer (the dermis). It creates big, tough, flesh-colored
bumps. It can be chronic in some cases.
Who Is Most Likely to Have a Sweat Rash?
People who are obese, live in a humid climate, are on bed rest, or who
exercise and then don’t shower after are all very prone to sweat rash. People
who take medications, like those for Parkinson’s disease or medications that
raise body temperature, can also be more likely to have sweat rash.
How to Treat Sweat Rash on the Male Organ
The first rule of treatment for a member rash (all rashes for that matter) is to
pull back on all non-functional touching (basically only elimination and
showering). The less contact the male organ has with anything, the better.
Next up, tenderly clean the male organ with lukewarm water and a mild
cleanser; an all-natural baby wash is perfect. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
It’s okay to pat dry with a towel instead of airdrying, but again, any
unnecessary contact may intensify discomfort and slow down healing.
Also, a cool compress is a great way to reduce the heat and discomfort of a
sweat rash. Now, don’t go grabbing an ice pack! The best way to make a
cool compress is by dunking a soft washcloth in cool water, wringing it out,
and then putting it directly on the male organ until the cloth is no longer
cool. Repeat until relieved.
If the member rash worsens or spreads, see a doctor immediately.
How to Prevent Sweat Rash on the Male Organ
Sweat rash on the male organ can be easily avoided with a few easy, logical
tips. First, keep the male organ and privates area clean and dry. Some people
choose to use a powder like Gold Bond to help keep the area dry. Shower
immediately after exercise or any sweat-inducing activity. Also, let the male
organ air dry as often as possible.
Lastly, a great way to keep member rashes at bay is to moisturize the male
organ daily. Using a specially formulated male organ health creme (health
professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically
proven safe and mild for skin) can drastically improve this delicate skin.
Look for crèmes with moisturizers like vitamin E and shea butter, which are
less likely to irritate skin than are other emollients. Use a crème with an
array of male organ–happy vitamins like A, B, C, and D to promote cell
regeneration and collagen production and to keep bacteria away. Adding this
final step is a great way to prevent sweat rash on the male organ.