Q: Good day Dr, my baby of 6 months sweats a lot making heat rashes appear on her face, neck and body. I have been using agnesia powder but it’s not working. Please, what can I do or use? Thanks for your response.
A: Rashes in your baby could be due to different things and so it’s difficult to say what it is over the net L Sorry, this medium has its limitations
Starting with common things, it may very well be heat rashes. If you’re of the school of thought that believes children should be all covered up in warm clothes even what it’s hot, then, this may be the cause of the rashes. To prevent this, ensure that you dress your baby in light clothes when the weather is hot and vice versa. Trust me, they have the same ability to feel hot or cold…just like you :O
Then, it could be due to eczema. This can arise from the soaps and bubble baths et al that you are using. It could also be due to rough fabrics or allergy to foods. To prevent this, choose mild baby products that are not perfumed, be gentle when drying baby after a bath…just pat dry.
It could also be due to fungal or bacterial infections. You need to take your baby in to see the paediatrician so that a proper diagnosis can be made and then proper treatment started.
Have a great weekend y’all 😀