Heat Rash

Crystal - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My baby has really bad heat rash under his chin and on his chest..is there anything I can do to help clear it up?

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Arlene - posted on 03/21/2011

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In case creams doesn't work on your baby's rash try this... Make sure your baby's chin & chest is always dry... free from drool, sweat, and milk/ formula. Also, use baby powder or medicated baby powder if regular powder doesn't work. Base on my experienced with my lil' one this really helped.

Audrey - posted on 05/01/2009

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Has your baby been drooling a lot recently? Sometimes that will make a heat rash looking rash. Try to keep it dry as possible and it may start to disappear in a few days.

Crystal - posted on 05/01/2009

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He does have a patch of eczema on his face, but I do think that the rash on his neck and chest is heat rash because it looks different and it didn't appear until we had really warm weather. Thanks for all the suggestions!

Joanna - posted on 05/01/2009

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Quoting Crystal:

Heat Rash

My baby has really bad heat rash under his chin and on his chest..is there anything I can do to help clear it up?



Dear New Mom,  My children are grown up but I do have a grand child who lives in the home with me. My mother who is deceased now, told me that most rashes thrive on moisture. Try going to your favorite grocery store and buy a box of old fashion corn starch. Smash it with your fingers until it looks like powder and rub it on the babies neck and chin or wherever the rash is located.  Use it until the rash disapears.  Also if your child is a toddler make sure you keep a baby bib on the baby as much as possible.

Lee-Ann - posted on 05/01/2009

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Not to throw a spanner in the works but is it definately heat rash? Only ask as my daughter has developed infantile eczema and it started off looking like heat rash, showing up really bad in warm baths it comes and goes with her teething and if she wears wool. The doctor prescribed baby cortizone to get it under control and i now apply an emolliant twice daily.

Jen - posted on 05/01/2009

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I agree with the bath but you could try a little diaper rash cream as well. Sometimes baby powder is effective too! Good Luck!

Maleasha - posted on 05/01/2009

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No, just try cooling him down. Try giving him a cool bath. It will clear up on it's own. If it seems to be bothering him, depending on his age, try putting a little hydrocortisone cream for kids on it. Good luck.

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