Prickly heat is a pimply, red skin eruption, which is most noticeable in the folds of the skin and on parts of the body where clothing or nappies fit snugly.
- Keep your child comfortably cool and avoid dressing her in tight fitting clothing in hot weather
- Choose natural fabrics as these allow easier movement of air across the skin than artificial fibres
- If it’s very hot, make sure your child plays inside, or in the shade; give her plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration
- Use talcum powder or corn starch in her skin creases.
How to manage skin problems
Your lifestyle and your skin