Prickly heat rash, also known as heat rash or miliaria, is a common skin condition that occurs when sweat glands become blocked, causing small red bumps and an itchy, prickly sensation on the skin. This condition is particularly common in hot and humid climates, and it can affect people of all ages.
Identifying prickly heat rash in children can be relatively straightforward. The most common symptom is the appearance of small, red bumps on the skin, which are often accompanied by an itchy or prickly sensation. The rash typically appears in areas of the body where sweat is trapped, such as the neck, chest, back, and groin.
In children, the rash is usually localised to one or two areas of the body and is not typically accompanied by fever or other systemic symptoms. However, it is important to note that prickly heat rash can be mistaken for other skin conditions, such as eczema or a fungal infection, so it is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional if you are unsure.
Fortunately, there is a fast way to relieve the symptoms of prickly heat rash in children over the age of three, with the use of cooling powders like Snake Brand Prickly Heat Cooling Powder. This powder contains a combination of natural ingredients, including talc, camphor, and menthol, which work together to cool and soothe the skin.
To use Snake Brand prickly heat cooling powder, simply clean and dry your child's skin, then apply a small amount of the powder. The powder will absorb excess moisture and create a cooling sensation that helps to relieve the itchiness and discomfort of the rash. The powder can be applied multiple times a day, as needed, to help keep your child comfortable and happy, even in hot and humid weather. Note - Snake Brand powder is unsuitable for infants and small children under 3 years.