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Answer by teagansmom10 at 6:25 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by teagansmom10 at 6:29 PM on Sep. 8, 2010
Start by cooling your baby off. Loosen or remove his clothing, and move him into an airy room or a shady spot.
You might place him on a cotton towel, which can help absorb his sweat. Apply cool, wet washcloths to the areas affected by the rash. A lukewarm bath with a little baking soda — 2 teaspoons per gallon — can also help.
Let him air dry rather than rubbing him with a towel. And don't use ointments or creams on the rash. These can make the rash worse by trapping moisture.
If it's hot at night, use an air conditioner or a fan in your baby's room. Direct the fan near your baby but not directly on him. Or place it far enough away so that only a gentle breeze reaches him. You want your baby to be comfortable, not chilled.
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