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A 30-year-old female asked:

since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. possible causes? treatment?

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Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
Heat rash: Heat rash is a normal rash that occurs in infants and children when they are overheated and sweaty. Most likely your child is too hot at night. Avoid nylon or polyester sleepwear, cotton is best. Apply cornstarch baby powder at bedtime to prevent the rash from occurring. Also use lightweight, cotton bedding only. it is safe to use Hydrocortisone cream 1-2 x/day on the rash to ease the itching.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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