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My kid's age is two year around and he is suffer due to Prickly heat on his head please suggest the remedy.
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replied June 7th, 2014
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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.

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