Baby Heat Rash

In order to treat your baby’s heat rash, you need to understand what causes heat rash. Heat rash is an eruption of little bumps on the skin that can show up when your baby overheats. Babies are most susceptible to heat rash. Most babies get a heat rash during the summer months. You will probably notice is on their face or neck first. Heat rash often occurs when the sweat glands are very active, so it’s easier for them to become clogged with sweat, causing the rash. But done worry heat rash is not a serious condition.

But it does mean that your baby is too hot, so you will want to get them some relief immediately. You can do this by changing their clothes to something a little lighter. Also try putting them into a shaded area. Always check the weather before you venture outside with your baby. If it is going to be a hot and humid day then you will probably want to keep them inside. Natural fabrics such as cotton may allow his skin to sweat more efficiently than synthetics. Never use talcum powder on your baby. Some people tend to think this will help with the heat rash. It’s a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure that your baby’s skin condition is heat rash. They may suggest applying hydro cortisone cream or calamine lotion to soothe your baby’s skin.

Be prepared to deal with a cranky baby, since any type of rash makes a baby a little cranky and irritable. They will probably be very uncomfortable. If you take the necessary precautions ahead of time to ensure that your child does not get a rash, it will definitely be well worth the effort on your part. If your make sure that your child, is wearing light breathable clothing when ever you venture outdoors on a hot day. Use baby wipes or a cool wet washcloth to wipe sweat from rash prone areas. Another suggestion on how to treat heat rash is by giving your baby a cool bath. Make sure that the bath water is not cold, but cool. This will provide nice soothing relief to your child, and make them feel a lot more comfortable instantly.

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