What is Heat Rash?
Heat rash is a skin eruption that can arise when your baby overheat during hot and humid weather. If your child’s body suddenly attacked by a bright red rash and spots in the neck, under the arms or on the edge of a diaper or underwear, do not panic; it’s probably just a heat rash.
Rash appears on the skin or in multiples places baby clothes neat, including the upper chest, neck, groin and armpit. If your child wears hat, the rash will spread to the scalp or forehead.
Is Heat Rash Serious?
No, but it is a sign that your child is too hot. If you do not take steps to cool her, she may get more serious conditions, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If this happens, your child will not be able to control his body temperature; Body temperature may rise higher than normal and he may suffer dehydration.
What Causes Heat Rash?
When the hot and humid outside, your child will be sweating to cool the body. If he sweats so much that the skin pores become clogged and sweat can not get out, heat rash will occur. Babies and small children are more prone to heat rash because their sweat glands are not yet fully mature.
Children can get heat rash from anything that causes them to sweat a lot, such as high temperature or they ran around in a hot environment.
Is Heat Rash Painful for my Child?
No, it does not hurt, but sometimes felt extremely itchy and irritating, and tingling sensations great or painful it may interfere with your child. Half of the spots may also feel painful when touched.
How should I treat heat rash?
Most rashes will disappear in a few days later, but while waiting, there are several things you can do to relieve the itching and discomfort of your child.
Avoid hot and humid environment
Switch to an airy room or shady area of your child plays running, encourage them quite times to reduce the amount their sweats. Try to use mini fan when you go out for a walk or in hot weather. If the weather remains hot, even at night, place a fan near your child’s bed.
Remove or put the clothes fabric thread
Avoid synthetic fabrics, such as polyester or nylon that trap heat; choose natural fabrics. Loosen on their clothes and let them not wearing a diaper as often as possible.
Make sure the body stays cool
Cool the skin area has been affected by cold wet towels, or bathe your baby in a tub of warm water or rain. Let the skin dry in the air and as far as possible do not use towels; giving more time to her naked can help restore a rash.
Use calamine lotion
Apply for a lot (except near the eyes), especially of your baby seems restless and crying when you touch their skin
How can I prevent heat rash?
Make sure your child is comfortable with clothes cool lightweight yarn, especially during hot weather.
If you are not sure whether they overheated, touch their skin. If the skin is hot and humid it is a sign that he was too hot. During hot weather, do not leave your child at home or find a cool, shady or windy for them to sit and play when outside. Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids so that she does not become dehydrated.