The allergy to heat is not exactly a type of allergy. What occurs is that, with the warmer days, a series of allergic reactions may appear due to heat, sweat, synthetic clothing or use jewelry, for example.
According to the World Health Organization, in Brazil, 30% of the population suffers from some type of allergy. Among them are the brotoeja, common in babies and small children, contact dermatitis, urticaria and allergies caused by insect bites.
Signs that may indicate an allergy to heat
The symptoms of allergy to heat may be:
- Small red dots in the regions exposed to the sun or in the regions that the more you sweat;
- Itching in the affected areas;
- Formation of scabs in the places of the balls due to the act of scratching the skin.
These changes can arise in people of any age but are more common in infants, children, the elderly, and people jumble. The most affected regions are the neck and armpits.
How to treat allergy to heat
Treatment for allergy to heat consists of moisturize your skin with creams containing aloe or calamine, which have an action soothing, take cold baths, drink lots of water, wear light clothes, avoid excessive sweating and keep the location where it is properly ventilated and cool.
Clean the neck of the baby with a diaper soft and clean helps to decrease the brotoeja, decreasing the irritation. Pass talc can help to keep the skin dry, however, if the baby is still sweaty, the talc may not be effective and it is best to give several baths a day to the baby, using only water, to protect the baby’s skin.
The chamomile tea, slightly cold, or at room temperature it is also useful to use as a compress to relieve the irritability of the skin.
In situations that are more severe, if these measures are not sufficient to resolve the problem, it may be necessary to use lotions, creams or ointments with corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone or betamethasone, but only if they are prescribed by the doctor. The formulas with corticosteroids should be used in small quantities and applied in a thin layer for a short period of time, specified by the doctor, not to damage the skin.