May 22, 2013
Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash
Keep skin cool and dry
(HealthDay News) -- Baby's sensitive skin can break out in a heat rash when exposed to hot, humid weather, as the sweat gland openings become blocked.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to soothe heat rash:
- Put baby in comfortable clothing that allows the skin to stay cool and dry.
- Take extra care of folds of skin that may be moistened by urine, drool or sweat.
- Cleanse baby with cool water to wipe away sweat and body oils. Then thoroughly dry the skin.
- Never apply skin ointments.