Q6. What is heat rash?
A6. Prickly heat rash occurs if your baby becomes overheated, enabling a rash to develop in those parts of his/her body where sweat has become trapped.
This appears as small, red bumps or blisters.
Heat rash can also be caused by wearing too many layers of clothing or if your baby is running a temperature.
These tend to be itchy rather than painful and are not contagious.
Find out more in our heat rash section.
FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes
- Why do babies develop skin rashes?
- What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
- What is cradle cap?
- What is baby acne?
- What is baby eczema?
- What is heat rash?
- What are hives?
- What is urticaria?
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- What is impetigo?
- What types of birthmarks do babies get?
- What causes chickenpox?
- What causes measles?
- Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
- What is ringworm?
- Can babies develop psoriasis?
- What is scabies?
- What is roseola?
- What are viral skin rashes?
- Does my baby have a wart?
- What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
- Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
- Can you prevent baby skin rashes?
Baby Skin Rashes
- Baby Skin Rashes Intro
- Baby skin
- Types of baby skin rashes
- Baby acne
- Cradle cap
- Heat rash
- Nappy rash
- Viral skin rash
- Baby skin care
- Baby Skin Rashes FAQs