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I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?

Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria i don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc. ...Read more

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Heat Rash (Definition)

The medical term is miliaria. A heat rash is a skin irritation that typically occurs during hot or humid weather. It results when sweat ducts are blocked, and sweat builds up under the skin. Symptoms of a heat rash include small red bumps and vesicles that ...Read more


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How do I get rid of red, hot splotches on my skin from heat (sun, shower, stress, sweaters)? Why so much flush? Do I need Antihistamine, Vasodilator?

How do I get rid of red, hot splotches on my skin from heat (sun, shower, stress, sweaters)? Why so much flush? Do I need Antihistamine, Vasodilator?

If you were burned: by the sun, nothing will rid the skin of its burned color/ pain until the skin changes itself over. Which should happen every 2-3 days. Until then, you have to live with the burned skin. ...Read more

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Is prickly heat related to hiv?

Is prickly heat related to hiv?

No: I wish they were all as easy to answer. "prickly heat" results from physical damage caused by sweating within plugged sweat glands. ...Read more

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Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

Can prickly heat be mistaken for mesa in diaper area on a baby?

MRSA?: Prickly heat generally looks like small bumps without any redness. People with MRSA (multiple resistant staph aureus) can be colonized- bacteria present on the skin without sores or have active infection with sores. If your baby has blistering, redness, streaks in the diaper area, he/she should be checked by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have severe prickly heat and work outdoors, it ruins holidays as I a get covered all over. I have tried 10 mg loratadine but it didn't work. Would 2?

I have severe prickly heat and work outdoors, it ruins holidays as I a get covered all over. I have tried 10 mg loratadine but it didn't work. Would 2?

About heat rashes...: Some people do get itching and rashes from doing sports and getting hot. If it is from histamine release, one can try taking Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec, 1/2 hour or more before sports. If it is from the mid-day heat, try sports at sunrise. If it is from blocked sweat glands, a sauna 3 times a week may help, by keeping the sweat glands flowing to help prevent blockage. A dermatologist can help, too. ...Read more

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Treatment for sweat occlusion as an adult? prickly heat symptom.

Treatment for sweat occlusion as an adult? prickly heat symptom.

About heat rashes...: Some people do get itching and rashes from doing sports and getting hot. If it is from histamine release, one can try taking Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec, 1/2 hour or more before sports. If it is from the mid-day heat, try sports at sunrise. If it is from blocked sweat glands, a sauna 3 times a week may help (keeping the sweat glands flowing may help prevent blockage). A dermatologist can help, too. ...Read more

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How to get rid of prickly heat? What are the treatments? Thanks!

How to get rid of prickly heat? What are the treatments? Thanks!

Treat&prevent: http://www.m.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/prickly-heat-rash?page=1 Nice web link to answer your questions regarding treatment and prevention. Hope you find this helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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My daughter is 20 weeks old she is not taking food and no milk .she got prickly heat all over the body please help me to find solution for her?

My daughter is 20 weeks old she is not taking food and no milk .she got prickly heat all over the body please help me to find solution for her?

Body rash: could be caused by sweating or prickly heat, but could also be a viral rash or scarlet fever, which would explain why she is not interested in eating or drinking. Prickly heat rash is caused by XS sweating from heat or illness, and is treated with tepid bath and keeping skin cool and dry. Keep her well hydrated with water. If appetite doesn't return in a day or two, she needs check up. ...Read more

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I have recently been finding loads of small lumps all over my body and they are extremely itchy like prickly heat but they wont go away help please?

Allergy??: Sounds like you may have hives, an allergic symptom to an insect bite, a plant (poison ivy), a food or a drug. Please get to see your family physician ASAP before it gets any worse. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more