Respected Dr's,

My kid's age is two year around and he is suffer due to Prickly heat on his head please suggest the remedy.
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied June 7th, 2014
Welcome to e health forum.

Prickly heat rash, also called miliaria, is a rash that can develop after a person sweats far more than usual and sweat glands become blocked.

Babies and children develop prickly heat rash during hot or humid weather because their sweat glands are not fully developed. The typical rash is highly itchy and is composed of small red raised red spots with a prickling or stinging sensation.

Most of these cases resolve without any intervention. In long lasting or severe symptomatic cases calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream can be used to control the symptoms.

Use of Prickly heat powders ( Brand Names - Nycil, boro plus, etc) can also be very helpful.

In cases where the rash has developed into open blisters or pustular lesions you might consult with a doctor for proper prescription of antibiotics.

To prevent heat rash, avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such as hot, humid environments and strenuous physical activity. In hot weather, use fans and cool showers and baths to stay cool, or air conditioning if available. Keep the skin dry and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes ideally made from cotton

I hope this helps.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Kids Health and Pediatrics , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.