These rashes are typically very treatable. Rashes are rarely an emergency. Sometimes, infant rashes can indicate a more serious illness. Babies have very new skin and developing immune systems.
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Balmy weather also can lead to itchy, irritated skin. Check out the list from the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP to see how you can help prevent, identify, and soothe these common summertime skin rashes. Heat rash also known as prickly heat or miliaria is seen most often in babies and young children when sweat gland pores become blocked and perspiration can't escape. The rash looks like patches of small pink or red bumps or blisters under clothing or spots where skin tends to fold—on the neck, elbows, armpits, or thighs—although heat rash can occur on other covered areas.
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Hay fever rash is a symptom of a condition called hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Patients may also suffer from runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and heavy sinuses, which can result in a lot of distress and discomfort as well as severely affect the daily routine, work, and school. Also, patients are not allergic to hay and the illness does not cause fever or elevated body temperatures.
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