Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash
(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.