Summer is almost here and in no time you and your kids will be haunted by the biggest summer monster – prickly heat. Also known as heat rash or sweat rash, prickly heat is a skin condition that affects people from all age groups – infants to adults – during summer. People living humid and hot climates are more likely to suffer from prickly heat. Prickly heat occurs when sweat glands get blocked by excessive sweating. The subsequent opening of these sweat glands causes irritation of the skin known as prickly heat. Prickly heat may also be caused by underdeveloped sweat glands, bacterial infections, overweight and lack of physical activity. Here are the best home remedies that will help you prevent and cure prickly heat this summer.