Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash05/23/13
(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
- 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.
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