Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Emilia | 2012/04/03


irritation on neck and under armpits(7yr old)

my seven-year old son complaints of irritation under his armpits and on the neck(front). he says its ''sticky'' and wont take his hands off when the sensation starts. we are currently using baby powder on the areas which instantly soothes him but only lasts for a few hours. what could be his problem? please help!

Expert's Reply



This could be due to a condition called prickly heat which is similar to a sweat rash but sometimes no rash appears.Keep him cool and he must only wear cotton clothing. He should not wear any clothing which fits tightly around his neck.The calamine is a good idea to soothe his skin.

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Posted by: Emilia | 2012/04/04

thank you very much! You guys are doing a great job. He does complain a lot more in warm weather than in cold weather. thanks, again and God bless!

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