Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lara | 2008/09/18

Q.

her rash

Hi Doc my 5 yr old girl has always had quite sensitive rash-prone skin. I try to only use hypo-allergenic products. By the way is tissue oil safe for sensitive skins?

Anyway I wanted to ask about this fine rash on her back and tummy. Face and legs fine. She says it' s a bit itchy esp on hot days?

her temperament is not affected at all, she is happy chappy as always. No fever either.

Another thing is her nose bleeds during the night if the preceding day was hot. Is this child just very sensitive to heat?

thanks

L

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, your little girl does seem to be very sensitive to heat. her rash is almost certainly a heat rash. She must only wear cotton clothing and don't overdress her. Do not cover her too warmly at night either. The rash will clear by itself.

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