Prickly heat is one of condition which is common in children. Even though it looks simplena, prickly heat can interfere with the little one's comfort you know, Bun. Come on, find out how to overcome and prevent it.
Prickly heat occurs due to a blockage in the sweat ducts, thus forming small red bumps that can also cause itching and discomfort on the skin. Prickly heat in children usually appears on the neck, chest, and back.
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Prickly heat in children can be triggered by several things, including hot weather, excessive activity, and clothes that don't absorb sweat. The use of drugs in the form of ointments can also cause prickly heat in children, because the ointment can block the sweat ducts.
Usually prickly heat will disappear by itself within a period of 3-4 days. However, you can help your little one overcome the discomfort caused by prickly heat in the following ways:
- If prickly heat is spread over a large area, you can bathe your little one in cold water without using soap, for about 10 minutes, three times a day. If your little one's body is dirty, take a bath with soap that is made from soft and without perfume.
- If the prickly heat is only spread over a small area, you can compress it with a wet washcloth dipped in cold water.
- Avoid applying the ointment to the area that has prickly heat, as it can clog the sweat ducts.
- If possible, you can turn on the air conditioner or fan in your little one's bedroom and playroom.
- Use cotton towels as bedding, to absorb the child's sweat while he sleeps.
In addition, you can also apply cream hydrocortisone 1% to treat itching due to prickly heat. But before that, don't forget to always consult a pediatrician first, Mother.
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So that your little one's prickly heat doesn't come back, you can prevent it in the following ways:
1. Limit children's playing time in the hot sun
Playing outdoors is good for children. But to prevent prickly heat, you should limit your little one's playing time in the hot sun. If your little one is sweating a lot, immediately change his clothes and take him to a shady place first.
2. Sufficient fluid needs
When your little one is playing in a hot place, make sure the fluid needs are adequate. Mothers can meet their little one's fluid needs by often giving him water to drink when he plays. This is useful to prevent your little one from becoming dehydrated which can trigger prickly heat.
3. Give clothes that absorb sweat
Give your little one clothes with materials that absorb sweat, such as cotton. Materials that easily absorb sweat will keep your child's skin cool and dry, thereby reducing the risk of prickly heat.
Do the ways above to overcome and prevent prickly heat in children. Even though it's not a serious illness, you should check your little one to the pediatrician if the prickly heat doesn't go away after a week, gets worse, or if the prickly heat is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms.