Heat Rash (Children)
Heat rash in young children can look uncomfortable, but it's usually not serious.
Call Doctor If:
- The heat rash is still visible after 3 or 4 days.
- The rash gets worse.
- The rash causes serious itching.
- The rash oozes pus or swells.
- The rash is red or tender.
1. Treat Symptoms
- Give your child a cool bath.
- Put your child in an air conditioned room, or position a fan so that a gentle breeze blows over her.
- Avoid creams or ointments that may irritate the skin.
2. Dress for the Heat
- Dress your child in soft, lightweight, cotton clothing to help absorb moisture.
3. Keep Your Child Hydrated
- Make sure your child is getting enough fluids when the weather is hot.