To help protect yourself or your child from heat rash:

  • Avoid overdressing. In summer, wear soft, lightweight, cotton clothing. In winter, children should dress only as warmly as an adult.
  • Avoid tightfitting clothes that can irritate skin.
  • When it's hot, stay in the shade or in an air-conditioned building or use a fan to circulate the air.
  • Keep your sleeping area cool and well-ventilated.
Jan. 20, 2015