Any tips on getting rid of heat rash/ prickly heat? i am giving him oatmeal baths and soda baths and keeping him cool but this stuff is taking its time going away!

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Keely - posted on 03/22/2009

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Thank you all! His heat rash is worst on his back and back of his arms but he has it on his belly and head (his head is always hot, my was too as a kid). It is geting better slowly, its just takin a while. I do use aveeno on him once daily, maybe i should up it. I am also using bentonite on his body and that has done the best. It is a natural thing and is good for pulling poisons from the body. It helps alot with bug bite and stings and has no side effects. So that is what all i am doin in addition to the oatmeal and bakin soda baths. I will try to up the lotion tho,. and see if that will help speed things up. Thanks again all! And i will look for the paste. when he does get diaper rash its nasty.





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Anna - posted on 03/23/2009

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One more thing... just make sure you're using the Aveeno cream- not lotion. My pediatrician says it works better.

Anna - posted on 03/22/2009

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Try massaging in Aveeno Moisturizing Cream (Navy Blue Lid) once or twice a day all over his body. It helps my daughter's skin stay calm and clear. She is VERY hot-natured. We live in South MS on the Coast.

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Hey, don't do this without searching for more info about it...but I think I've heard of using cooled tea bags on rashes...they're supposed to be antiseptic and give topical relief.  I don't know what kind or if it would work for this, but wanted to mention it incase you can trackdown any info. 



Yeah my daughter got it on her inner thighs....we really just had to let her hang around in her birthday suit as much as possible....she was about the same age. Hope he feels better soon! :( It's so hard to see them uncomfortable.

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Hey, don't do this without searching for more info about it...but I think I've heard of using cooled tea bags on rashes...they're supposed to be antiseptic and give topical relief.  I don't know what kind or if it would work for this, but wanted to mention it incase you can trackdown any info. 



Yeah my daughter got it on her inner thighs....we really just had to let her hang around in her birthday suit as much as possible....she was about the same age. Hope he feels better soon! :( It's so hard to see them uncomfortable.

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Hey, don't do this without searching for more info about it...but I think I've heard of using cooled tea bags on rashes...they're supposed to be antiseptic and give topical relief.  I don't know what kind or if it would work for this, but wanted to mention it incase you can trackdown any info. 



Yeah my daughter got it on her inner thighs....we really just had to let her hang around in her birthday suit as much as possible....she was about the same age. Hope he feels better soon! :( It's so hard to see them uncomfortable.

Cheryl - posted on 03/22/2009

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there is this Zinc cream that is in the skin care section not the baby in drug stores. it is called IHLE'S PASTE i use it all the time and it clears diaper rashes over night it is 25% Zink in most other it is like 10%. I have had troubles finding it. Shoppers Drug Mart ordered it in for me!

good luck

Keely - posted on 03/22/2009

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We dont have chiggers in colorado. Most people out here will argue that they dont exist! lol, i have had them and they are miserable! Buts its just heat rash and his skin is sensative so its taking longer to heal. Maybe its not so long it just seems that way.





Keely - posted on 03/22/2009

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Connor is 7 months and i do a little after he gets out of a bath and since its getting warmer i let him run around in a onsie or  diaper. He is just so miserable! i wish that i could do more to help.





Kate CP - posted on 03/22/2009

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Use non-talc baby powder in moderation on the areas that seem to be most affected. Loose clothes (or none if you can manage it) to allow the area to dry. Don't over do the baths but the oatmeal is calming to his skin. Also, are you sure it's a heat rash and not chiggers? These little dudes are creepy and can be a real pain in the butt. They some times look like heat rash.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/21...

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Hey Keely...



Our first year in Texas this was a huge issue for us too...  other than what you're already trying all we could do was let it air out as much as possible.  Don't know how old he is or how possible that would be... Sorry I can't help more!



Sincerely,



Allison



 

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