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Hi all, how can we treat the heat rashes for 5 month old baby.. I m not applying oil, powder in the affected area.. Trying to keep the baby in ac or fan most of the time as without the fan, his head abd body gets sweat within 5 minutes.. Can i use any cream?.. Please help me



asha chaudhry

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa Sheeba Vijesh kindly advise!

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hello shubha...
firstly stop using lott of AC...it cloggs the sweat pores...its very best to use fan instead...in merely hot climate u can use AC fa some time but nt all time..dont stop doing massage...it actually opens up skin pores and helps in managing skin respiration...use organic cold pressed coconut oil fa massage..then give a gud bath from warm water..then apply a light organic moisturiser like mama earth r baby dove...and wear him a loose cotton cloth...dont ever wrap him..let baby play freely...open up all windows and let air pass in n out...and every two r three hours just clean his face n body with white clean cotton cloth dipped in cold water...this ll help in heat rashes...dont ever use powder-it ll block skin pores..

Sheeba Vijesh

hi shubha, you can show to paediatrician and get prescription for lotion. rest of advises by Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa are to be followed. this ac is a vicious cycle, the more you keep baby in it, the more baby will not be able to tolerate heat. a little sweating is good, as sweating is a natural mechanism for body to cool down. without sweating, dirt will clog the pores and aggravate the skin problems. do give oil massage and post bath, apply a good moisturiser. also give bath twice, once without soap.

Shubha Akshay

Thank you so much Shilpitha and Sheeba... He is in ac in the night and fan in the day time.. I will follow your suggestions. Thank you so much Asha for referring...

Sonam Kharbanda

Give Mamaearth products a try. they are very gentle on baby's soft skin. best thing is products are Natural and Toxic free.  perfect for babies.

Garima B/of Shifali

plz nappy kam use kare baby ko rashes ho sakti aap cream silodremi use karo thik ho jyegi

Palisha Sawlani

firstly use only cotton clothes for ur baby. u can apply lacto calamine on the affected area. and only coconut oil for massage in this hot climate. do wash off the oil using a mild soap. don't leave oil in the hair for over an hour wash that off too, do give water to ur baby to drink since he is already 5 months old

DrBhavi Mody

Hi Shubha,
Heat Rashes are pretty common in Summer.
What you can do
1.Loose cotton light coloured jhablas recommended.
2. Give a Nappy free time.
3.Fan is ok. with Ac keep the temperature on 25.
Use Neem water to bathe your child
4.If rash is bad apply aloe Vera gel with Calendula ointment.
use may also use Calendula powder.
5.Homeopathy medicines help with the rash.
6.
No Synthetics
7.keep room well ventilated.
8. Maintain hydration by offering Breast milk at regular intervals.
Hope this helps.

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