PreventionBy Mayo Clinic Staff
To help protect yourself or your child from heat rash:
Jan. 20, 2015
- 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.
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