Baby gifts can help with heat rash, say researchers article When babies have a heat rash (an irritation caused by a mild infection), they may experience discomfort and a burning sensation, according to a study published in the British Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
The researchers tested a number of possible ways to treat the irritation and found that babies could get a relief if they rubbed their hands together to get a warm feeling.
However, there are some caveats to these findings.
First, rubbing hands together for this treatment could result in irritation in the palms of the hands and in the skin around the mouth, so it could take some practice to get comfortable with this type of treatment.
Second, rubbing one’s palms together does not relieve the irritation.
Third, it is important to note that it is possible to rub the skin of your palms together without aggravating the irritation, so you may still get a hot feeling from it.
The team behind the study used a device called a “baby bed bug infra-red fluorescence” light, which was worn in a bandage around the baby’s neck to provide a light source.
When the baby is on its side, it was illuminated.
The light emitted a faint fluorescence light, similar to a flashlight, and the team used the light to identify the type of bacteria that cause the irritation that they were trying to treat.
The device used in the study has a temperature sensor that can measure the temperature of the infra red light.
The temperature of this light can be adjusted according to the severity of the irritation for each infant, so the researchers could easily adjust the temperature to be more soothing or less soothing.
The findings are very encouraging for families that are concerned about their babies having a heat illness, said Dr. Marjan Jovanovic, a professor of pediatrics and an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Milwaukee.
“This is a very promising study that provides a way for a lot of families to have a safe, controlled method of care for infants with mild infections,” Jovanovics said.
He added that the light is not a replacement for a nurse or medical team, so babies should still be monitored daily.
The study is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo in New York and the National Institutes of Health, and it was funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and an Australian research grant.