Babies and heat rashes
Heat rashes and babies; Prickly heat rash; Red miliaria
To avoid heat rash, keep your baby cool and dry during warm weather.
Some helpful suggestions:
- During the hot season, dress your baby in lightweight, soft, cotton clothing. Cotton is very absorbent and keeps moisture away from the baby's skin.
- If air conditioning is not available, a fan may help evaporate moisture and cool the infant. Place the fan far enough away that there is only a gentle breeze drifting over the infant.
- Avoid the use of powders, creams, and ointments. Baby powders don't improve or prevent heat rash. Creams and ointments tend to keep the skin warmer and block the pores.
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