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How is heat rash treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Once you notice a heat rash, get your child out of the sun and into a cool, shady spot or air-conditioned room. Unbundle or remove any excess clothing from your child. You can give your child a cool bath to relieve some of the discomfort, but be sure to allow his or her skin to air dry afterward because towel drying can cause further irritation. Applying a thin layer of calamine lotion might relieve some of the burning and itching, too, but monitor how the affected area reacts. Heavy lotions, creams, and powder can clog your child's pores, which can make the rash worse.

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