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How to manage heat rashes in babies

Heat rashes are small red spots on your baby's skin that appear as a result of increased body heat. If your baby sweats a lot, heat rashes will develop because the pores in his skin become clogged as a result of his constant sweating, and perspiration cannot escape. 

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Children and newborns are more susceptible to heat rashes than adults because their pores are smaller. Although the baby is usually not bothered by heat rashes because they normally only cause minor discomfort. However, the severity of the heat rash must be considered. If the rash is deep, the child may find it painful if he or she scratches it frequently.

How to manage heat rash in babies

Heat rashes do not have a specific treatment. However, you can provide relief to your baby from the symptoms of a red rash on the baby by doing the following:

1 Reduce the heat

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Remove or loosen your baby's clothing to get rid of sweat and clear the pores, bathe the baby with cool water and use clean and damp washcloths to wipe the body. The skin's temperature will also be lowered as a result of this.

2 Baking soda

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Baking soda has moderate exfoliator, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities that aid in the treatment and prevention of acne and skin rashes. Make a baking soda and water solution, dip a washcloth in the solution and wipe the afflicted area with it. This will significantly reduce the symptoms and give your infant relief.

3 Allowing the skin to breathe is essential.

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Many parents overlook this vital component of baby care. You should try to expose your baby's skin to as much natural air as possible. Keep him naked or make him wear a soft, loose-fitting garment.

4 Sandalwood powder

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Sandalwood is a moderate skin exfoliator with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that nourish and moisturize the skin. It soothes and cools your baby's skin by reducing irritation. Make a paste with rose water and sandalwood powder in equal amounts and apply this to the rashes.

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