Heat Rash

Heat Rash is associated with hot, humid conditions in which skin and clothing remain damp due to unevaporated sweat. It can occur at any age, but is most common in young children.  In severe forms, heat rash can interfere with the heat-regulating mechanism of your body and can cause significant problems, including fever, heat exhaustion, and other heat-related illnesses.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Tiny, itchy red bumps  
  • Prickly, stinging or burning sensation in affected area

Treatment:

  • Cool down in air-conditioned room or with a fan  
  • Take a cool shower or bath and let skin air dry  
  • Apply calamine lotion or 1% hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching

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