Heat Rash | Prevention

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How can I prevent heat rash?

In hot weather, dress yourself or your baby in lightweight cotton clothing. Cotton helps absorb moisture to keep it off of your skin.

If the weather is hot, turn on the air conditioner, or use a fan to help you stay cool and dry.

Avoid using baby powders and creams. They can block your pores and actually make your skin warmer.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 07/09

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