How to get rid of a baby rash is often a straightforward one. Baby is prone to develop rashes since the immature immune system. Heat rash is one of the most common rashes found on baby especially during hot and humid weather. Heat rash occurs as sweat duct is blocked by excessive sweat. Although heat rash occurs easily, to get rid of rash caused by heat is easy too.
You can start to perform how to get rid of a baby rash caused by heat by simply take baby away from the source of the heat. If you are outdoors, bring your baby to a shaded place or take your baby indoors. A room with fan or air conditioner will be much effective to get rid the rash. Remove any heavy clothing or take off baby clothes for a while so the affected skin is exposed to the air. Heavy clothing or overdressing is one of the causes baby skin is warmer than usual.
Heat rash is not only causes redness to baby skin but also itchiness and irritation, to reduce the itch sensation you can dab the affected skin using a soft washcloth that has been soaked in cool water. Be thorough when you get rid of a baby rash caused by heat since baby skin especially skin creases such as armpit, behind the knee and around the neck are susceptible to develop heat rash. You need to separate the skin so it gives chance to dry properly.
Heat rash can cause swelling and itching for some babies. To get rid of the swelling and itching applying hydrocortisone cream that the usage has been approved by your pediatrician, will help to reduce the swelling and itching on the skin.
Heat rash will eventually fade away within days, without no pus or cracked skin or fever. If your baby has heat rash along with uncomfortable symptoms, you need to consult with your baby pediatrician.