Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather. It can occur at any age but is most common in young children.
Recognizing Heat Rash
Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters. It is more likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the breasts, and in elbow creases.
What To Do
The best treatment for
heat rash is to provide a cooler, less humid environment. Keep the
affected area dry. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort.
Treating heat rash is simple and usually does not require medical
assistance. Other heat-related problems can be much more severe.