My Baby Has A Heat Rash

Tierra - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My baby has a heat rash on her face are their any remedies to a heat rash? Should I call her pediatrician to make sure that's all it is?

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Melissa - posted on 08/04/2009

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I don't think you need to call your doctor.I don't think you can do anything for the face. Give it a couple days it should go away on it's own.

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Elena - posted on 08/18/2009

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IS Heat rach same thing as baby acne???

Read on about baby acne.
What is acne...
The bumps of baby acne are quickly fleeting evidence of the connection between a mother’s body and her baby’s. During the final moments of pregnancy, her hormones cross the placenta into her child. Among other things (such as maturing the lungs), this stimulates the oil glands on the skin, eventually giving rise to the baby acne.

Who gets it?
Baby acne is a common newborn condition. It can be present at birth, but typically appears at 3 to 4 weeks of age.

How long does it last?
This condition tends to come and go until the baby is between 4 and 6 months old

How is it treated?
Usually, no treatment is necessary. It can help to gently cleanse the face once a day with water, and perhaps mild baby soap. Oils and lotions do not help, and may aggravate the condition. If the acne is severe or lasts beyond 6 months, your pediatrician may prescribe a mild medicine to help.

Ellie - posted on 08/16/2009

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If you are breast feeding it may be due to the close contact with your skin, apparently rubbing some drops of breast milk onto the rash and letting it air dry can help. Otherwise it should settle down in time :0)

Louise - posted on 08/12/2009

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My friend is a paed. When she saw my little ones rash, she said there's nothing you can do about it. There's nothing you did wrong either. It just comes and goes on it's own !

Taryn - posted on 08/08/2009

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my 7 week old had a heat rash and the doctor said dont use soap on his face just to wipe it with a cool wash cloth and not to put any lotion on it because it will make it worse

Rachel - posted on 08/06/2009

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You could try Aquaphor my pediatrician said it was okay for the face. Good Luck!

Katelyn - posted on 08/04/2009

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Actually heat rash simply goes away with cooler temps. if it doesnt go away in a day or two I would get in touch with your Ped. You may try a cooler wash rag and just wipe or dab at her face.

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