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Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder - 140g

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What is Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder?

Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder is a soothing treatment for prickly heat or heat rash. It helps to prevent sweat and friction on your skin, which may protect your irritated skin and providing a cooling sensation which is thought to soothe your rash. If you suffer from prickly heat on holiday, after exercise, or simply because you love to get outside into the sunshine, Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder could be the perfect solution for you.


What is prickly heat (heat rash)?

Prickly heat, which is also known as heat rash, is a type of rash that happens when you sweat a lot. Excessive sweating leads to your sweat glands becoming blocked, trapping sweat in your pores and causing the rash to appear a few days later. Heat rashes can spread throughout your body, but they aren’t contagious, so you needn’t worry about passing prickly heat to other people. When you have a heat rash you’ll notice a couple of common symptoms, including small red spots on your skin, redness, mild swelling, and the itchy, prickly feeling that gave the rash its name.


How will Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder treat my heat rash?

Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder uses two key ingredients which are thought to help soothe your prickly heat rash. These ingredients are menthol and camphor and they provide a cooling sensation to your skin that may ease irritation and is thought to slow down the production of sweat in the area. These ingredients are combined in a fine talcum powder which sits on your skin after application, helping to prevent friction in the affected area so you’ll quickly feel more comfortable.


How to use this product?

Dust Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder onto the affected area as needed. If you’re trying to prevent prickly heat, apply to areas that you think may be particularly vulnerable to heat rash.


When should this product not be used?

Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder is not suitable for use in children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to camphor, menthol or any of the other listed ingredients. If you experience any irritation while using this product, stop use right away. If irritation persists speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not apply to damaged skin or open wounds. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Do not breathe in this powder.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important Information

This product is a medical device; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

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Active Ingredients

  • Camphor
  • Menthol


  • Talc, Kaolin, Camphor, Perfume, Menthol, Triclocarban, Cl 77491, Cl 77492.

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Brand Name
Snake Brand

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Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder - 140g Reviews

J Richards,
Actually does what it says on the tin. Really nice to use.
I have used this product for many years after first coming across it in Singapore. It is the same high quality it ever was and still packs that all-important cooling is renowned for. The texture is a little Coarser than powders normally purchased in the west but that does not detract from the excellent feel of the powder. It is marketed as a prickly heat powder and does exactly what it says on the tin.
Looks good but not tried yet!