Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ell | 2010-02-12

Q.

heat rash

Hi Doc
My 18 month old gets rash wheneve its this hot. I was just wondering, how is this going to go on? he also sweats a lot so most of the time he is without a t-shirt just to keep cool.
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common indeed especially when the weather is as hot as now. Children usually stop getting heat rashes as they get older but there is no definite age at which they grow out of this.Keep your little son as cool as possible and only in the lightest of cotton clothing.It will help to use a fan in his room.

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