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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

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

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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My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

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

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

Fine red rash: Medical term -- miliria rubra. Fine red bumps all over sweaty areas, with sometimes burning, tingling or itching. Also called prickly heat. ...Read more

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

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

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How come I have a constant heat rash?

How come I have a constant heat rash?

Uncommon: Heat rash should resolve with cooling of the skin and after the sweat glands "calm down". It is caused by blockage of the glands and resultant swelling and inflammation. Your "heat rash" could be something else entirely and I recommend you have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I think I may have a heat rash, how would I know?

I think I may have a heat rash, how would I know?

See Below: Robert, heat rash tends to occur in places where there is a lot of moisture and friction (most often the inner thighs, groin, or armpits. If you were sweating a lot, and have a rash in these areas, it is likely. Petroleum jelly treats heat rash quite nicely. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lotion good for heat rash?

Lotion good for heat rash?

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

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How can I prevent heat rash?

How can I prevent heat rash?

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

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How do you prevent heat rash?

How do you prevent heat rash?

Dress lightly...: ...In as few clothes as possible. Try to schedule outdoor activities in the early morning or late evening, not during the heat of the day. Keep your skin clean and maintain good hygiene. The overall idea is to keep your skin as cool and dry as possible. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my "heat rash"?

How can I prevent my "heat rash"?

Cooling and fanning: Heat rash is best prevented by sufficiently cooling and fanning an area. Any interventions that can help decrease sweating will also avoid aggravating this rash. ...Read more

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Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

No: Heat rash looks like red raised spots or even pimples. Purple splotches would unlikely be from heat. More likely would be vascular or bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Does heat rash look like insect bites?

Does heat rash look like insect bites?

Usually not: Heat rash is a much finer tiny dots rash than most insect bites are. Also, tends to be more of a confluent rash that involves an entire area, whereas insect bites are more distinct lesions without as much of the reddish background one sees with a heat rash. ...Read more

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Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

No: Herpes is a group of blisters. The blisters are usually in a small area, but rarely could be spread over a large area. Heat rash looks like red prickly bumps covering the area that got too warm. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop/prevent heat rash?

What can I do to stop/prevent heat rash?

Heat rash: Heat rash is the body's normal response to constant heat exposure e.G, summer weather, caused by hyperactive sweat glands. Keeping yourself cool by fanning, staying out of the sun or living in a/c premises plus frequent bathing will help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent heat rash while outside?

How can I prevent heat rash while outside?

Try these: 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

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more