(HealthDay News) — Heat rash is a common problem among infants, appearing as small red bumps or blisters on the skin caused by sweating.
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The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions to protect your baby from heat rash:
- The goal is to keep baby cool and dry. During hot or humid weather, dress baby in lightweight, cool and absorbent cotton clothing.
- Keep baby in air-conditioned areas, or use a light fan. But position it far enough away that only a light breeze can be felt.
- Avoid using powders, creams and ointments on baby's skin. These products won't prevent heat rash and may actually block the pores.
— Diana Kohnle
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