How To Treat A Heat Rash

Overview Of A Heat Rash

  • A heat rash is an inflamed or red rash generally located on body parts that are covered by clothing.
  • It can occur when the sweat ducts become obstructed or swell and usually leads to burning and itchiness.
  • Heat rash generally occurs with babies, but it can affect adults in warm, hot climates.

Causes Of A Heat Rash

Heat rash is an inflamed or red rash generally located on body parts that are covered by clothing.

Heat rash is an inflamed or red rash generally located on body parts that are covered by clothing.

  • With babies, a heat rash can be caused by parents who clothe their baby too warmly, but it can occur with any infant in very humid weather.
  • Babies might feel cool when you touch them, but that does not mean they have to be clothed too warmly in hot weather.

Heat Rash Symptoms

  • A heat rash appears like spots or tiny blemishes. In young kids, a heat rash can occur on the shoulders, neck, and head.
  • The areas where the rash has occurred can get aggravated by clothes or from scratching, and, in some instances, an additional skin infection can develop.

Diagnosing A Heat Rash

A heat rash can usually be recognized by its appearance and does not generally need medical assistance. But if it doesn’t fade after 4 days, or if it doesn’t seem to be getting better, or if your child has a fever, phone your GP right away.

Be sure to lookout for symptoms of infection, including:

  • Increased discomfort, inflammation, irritation, or heat surrounding the affected area.
  • Red lines spreading from the affected area.
  • Drainage of fluid from the affected area.

Treatment Of Heat Rashes

The following methods can help alleviate symptoms.

  • Start by getting rid of or untying your baby’s clothes and place them in a cool spot.
  • Avoid creams or other ointments because they can aggravate the skin.

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