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Babies and heat rashes
Alternative namesHeat rashes and babies; Prickly heat rash; Red miliaria
Heat rash occurs in babies when the pores of the sweat glands become blocked. This generally happens when the weather is hot or humid. As the infant sweats, little red bumps and, possibly, tiny blisters form because the blocked glands cannot clear the sweat.
To avoid heat rash, keep your baby cool and dry during warm weather.
Some helpful suggestions:
See rash, child under 2 years for details.
Update Date: 1/13/2004Jacqueline A. Hart, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, Ma., and Senior Medical Editor, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT