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how to tell the difference between heat rash

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rosacea: "heat rash" generally occurs on the body in warm or flushed skin. Rosacea occurs on the face and is generally independent of skin temperature, though ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Not enough info: As to skin rashes, seeing IS believing. I recommend that, if you can't get in to see your own doctor, you go to an urgent care center for evaluation. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pores: Heat rash is usually concetrated around the sweat gland pores. It can be red small scattered dots. Allergic reaction is more confluent amd perhaps sc ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash v Allergies: Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ECZEMA /HEAT RASH: Eczema is a chronic skin condition and often needs moisturisering the skin and may need some mild steroid cream locally.Presents with dry scaly patche ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Two sources: Poison ivey is contact dermatitis, haet rash is toomuch sweating.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Heat rash: Heat rash occurs in the folds of the skin such as waist, underarms, etc. Sun poisoning or sensitivity is just that, more related to direct contact w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
rash: Heat rash usually causes overall redness and small bumps. Allergic reaction causes hives and skin swelling. Don't self diagnose, see a doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
All quite different.: Heat rash (or prickly heat, or miliaria) is the rash produced when heat causes your sweat glands to plug up. Heat stroke is the overheating of your en ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Time and cause: Heat rash is caused by sweating and occurs frequently on the neck and back. Eczema is due to sensitive and sometimes allergic skin conditions and is a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
A test : A test for yeast would tell the difference. A skin biopsy would also give the answer. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.

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