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prickly heat can it be real bad and what should i do

(4 Posts)
bumbly Fri 03-Jul-09 17:16:15

ut calpol rub on chest and today neck is full of little pmples

think it is prickyl heat

but worried

tips

pickyvic Fri 03-Jul-09 20:04:13

you need antihistamines, like piriton, that should calm and stop it. cool baths, cool clothes, not water proof suncreams. i always keep a bottle of piriton in, that will sort it very quickly - you may need to use some kind of antihistamine through this heat to keep it at bay.
speak to your chemist or GP. how old is your child? piriton can cause drowsiness. there are other antihistamines available but piriton is very fast working in an emergancy.

Fimbo Fri 03-Jul-09 20:08:42

My dd has it in the same place. Have been using Calamine lotion. She said lying in the paddling pool (we have a ginormous thing) has cooled it down too.

bumbly Fri 03-Jul-09 22:10:19

thank you

and funny you should should say been using waterproof suncream!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH

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