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How do I care for a child or infant with a heat rash?

If the child or infant develops heat rash, give care by:
  • Removing or loosening clothing to cool down the child or infant
  • Moving the child or infant to a cool location
  • Cooling the area with wet washcloths or a cool bath and letting the skin air-dry
If the area remains irritated, use calamine lotion or a hydrocortisone cream if the child is not sensitive or allergic to these products. Avoid ointments or other lotions. They could further irritate the skin.

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