Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mammie | 2008/11/26

Q.

Body heat?

My LO, 4½ , has recently been complaining that she is getting very hot - to the extreme where she doesn' t want me to touch her, as she says I' m " burning"  her, although her skin feels cool/normal to the touch?
She has also been drinking quite a lot of fluids lately?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I presume that your daughter has not developed a rash, but her symptoms are suggestive of a problem called 'prickly heat'. This usually occurs in hot weather. She should dress in cool clothes and wear only cotton clothing.Cut off all labels.Her room must be well ventilated at night and she must not have a hot bath before she goes to bed.She must only bath in lukewarm water. Do not apply any creams to her skin as this may aggravate her problem.Her pyjamas must also be cotton material.

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