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Anus Heat Rash
Woke up this morning with an itch on the skin next to my anus, it was hot and moist down there. Could this be a heat rash? When it’s aired it goes. I also put bactroban and it helped. Been running around again and it got itchy. Could it be anything els
It could be many: Different things including an STD. See a health care professional for an evaluation and accurate diagnosis in order to achieve effective treatment. ...Read more
The last guy I slept with was 8months ago with no protection he has been tested and is clean. I have an itchy skin near anus with2tiny blisters could it be herpes or just a heat rash? Was itchy this morning
Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?
Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing, keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more
How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.
Hi Dr, I get repeated rashes the underside of my breast for which I am currently using Dermikelp as I do not want to use cortisone. Is this caused due to heat rash as I do suffer from the heat. What else can I do to ease the situation?
My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Heat rashes occur: Heat rashes occur, and are not uncommon. Sometimes it's related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so it is best to have a doctor look at a rash. ...Read more
Keep cooler: Heat rash usually resolves in a few days unless you continue to sweat too much. So dress in cooler clothes or remove a layer of clothes, blankets, etc. Try not to use any topical creams or ointments that can also hold in heat. Keep cooler and the rash should go away on its own. Cool water will feel good on the rash. Solarcaine gel would help with comfort also. ...Read more
Don't over-layer: Most babies get heat rash by being over dressed and over heating. This causes irritated skin and excess sweating leading to red, bumpy skin or 'prickly heat' or heat rash. Dress baby in only the number of layers that you need to keep warm and don't over dress. Otherwise keep baby cool and you should see less rashes. ...Read more
Heat rash looks like red dots or small pimples, usually centered in patches anywhere sweat is trapped or friction occurs. 1) stay cool-dress lightly & wear material that wicks heat & is lightweight & loose-fitting 2)avoid creams or oils that block sweat glands. 3)keep skin gently clean & dry to decrease friction
4) keeping up with fluids will keep your body cooler internally. 5) vitamin c may help. ...Read more
An 'air bath': Heat rashes develop from moisture that cannot evaporate or be absorbed around the vulvar area. Cotton underwear, stocking and denim avoidance and a :'air bath' for 10 minutes at the end of a workday post clothing removal all help. Also ditch the razor to allow the pubic hairs to trap and remove bacteria and moisture. There was a reason mother nature grew hair in that location. ...Read more
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