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7/31/2019

Come on, Overcome the Prickly Sweat in Children and Prevent Coming Back

Prickly heat is one of the common conditions in children. Even though it looks simple , prickly heat can disturb the comfort of your little one, Bun. Come on , find out how to overcome and prevent it.
 
Prickly heat occurs due to a blockage in the sweat ducts, which forms small reddish lumps that can also cause itching and discomfort in the skin. Prickly heat in children usually appears on the neck, chest and back.


How to deal with B which is sweating on you

Prickly heat in children can be triggered by several things, including hot weather, excessive activity, and clothing that does not absorb sweat. The use of ointment-shaped drugs can also cause prickly heat in children, because ointments can close the sweat canal.
 
Usually prickly heat will disappear by itself within 3-4 days. However, you can help your child overcome the discomfort caused by prickly heat in the following ways:

  • If the prickly heat spreads over a large area, you can bathe your child with cold water without using soap, for about 10 minutes, three times a day. If your body is dirty, bathe it with soap that is soft and without perfume.
  • If the prickly heat only spreads over a small area, you can compress it with a wet washcloth dipped in cold water.
  • Avoid applying ointment to areas that experience prickly heat, because it can make the sweat canal clogged.
  • If possible, you can turn on the air conditioner or fan in your little bedroom and playroom.
  • Use a cotton towel as a bed mat, to absorb the child's sweat when he sleeps.

In addition, you can also apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to overcome the itching due to prickly heat. But beforehand, don't forget to always consult your pediatrician first, Mother.

Tips to Prevent Sweat Prick there are Children

In order for the prickly heat of the Little One not to come back, Mother can prevent it in several ways below:

1. Limit playing time in the sun

Playing outdoors is good for children. But to prevent prickly heat, Mother should limit the time playing Little One in the hot sun. If your child is already very sweaty, change his clothes immediately and take the little one to the shade first.

2. Sufficient fluid needs

When your child plays in a hot place, make sure the fluid needs are still sufficient. You can fulfill your child's fluid needs by often giving him water when he plays. This is useful to prevent the little one from becoming dehydrated which can trigger prickly heat.

3. Give clothes that absorb sweat

Give your baby clothes with materials that absorb sweat, such as cotton. Material that easily absorbs sweat will make the child's skin cool and dry, thus reducing the risk of prickly heat.
 
Do the above methods to overcome and prevent prickly heat in children. Although not a serious illness, you should check your child to the pediatrician if the prickly heat does not heal after one week, gets worse, or if the prickly heat is accompanied by fever or other symptoms.

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