I would looove it if one of you helpful ladies could share some knowledge and experience. We are missionaries living in a border town with Mexico. We are originally New Englanders, and appreciative of the changing seasons and cold weather. Having moved here about 4 months ago, we figured it would be a challenge, but do-able with the Lord's help, to adjust our bodies to this dry (not always so dry!) and hot desert climate. Unfortunately, we cannot seem to stop battling heat rash! It is painfully uncomfortable, especially for the little ones (three get it, three do not), and for myself. I kept thinking that our bodies should be able to adjust and overcome it, naturally, but that angle is not working. Research seems to show that the body physically changes to such a climate change over the course of about 2 weeks. We did notice that at the 2 week mark, we felt less like we were boiling in our skin at higher temperatures, and we were handling dehydration issues (from sweating, not from drinking too little) better, but we have not had any improvement in handling the heat rash. It can pop out in just a few minutes time, and then it can be absent at other times (maybe for a day or so). I had thought that when we came here, we could ask the locals for hints on adapting, but everyone here uses the air conditioning and they look faint when they go outside for a few minutes! One mother said that keeping the AC on high was the only way to keep her kiddos from getting heat rash. In articles I have read, the usual advice is to stay in air conditioned rooms, with fans blowing, and take an oatmeal bath and 4 showers a day to wash the pour-clogging sweat off- all this until you can get to a cooler climate!! Come on! That's just not reasonable. I cant keep that up with all the little ones and other things to do. I also tried using apple cider vinegar wipes, and dusting frequently with arrowroot powder, and I upp'ed us to a morning and evening quick-shower. These things helped the symptoms, but the rash keeps popping up the next time I turn around. For example, on a day of intense treatment, it will fade away, then come out by the next morning. Since our bodies did seem to adapt some to this environment, after 6 weeks, my husband suggested that maybe if we could just wipe it out really well for a week or so, we may not have it come back. So we reluctantly got air conditioning, and it seemed to cut it by about half, but recently, we are feeling hotter again (de-climatized?) and the rash is occurring in full force. Now we are about to move further south in Mexico, and air conditioning will not be an option for relief. So, what I am asking, is if anyone has experience with helping the body to get rid of this heat reaction, rather than just treating the syptoms. My chiropractor friend suggested ashwagandha as an adaptogen, but I dont know if that will take a long time or be too subtle for this kind of adapting? I'm going to start that today, but does anyone have any other thoughts? Thanks so much for your time!