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My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

No: According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...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 daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water. ?

My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water. ?

Sounds fine: Benadryl cream for a few minutes or more, on a 10-month old, should not have any noticeable effect. If such a baby has ill symptoms such as fussiness, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or pain, she may have some other illness instead of just a heat rash. If worried, parents may contact their pediatrician for advice or an in-person exam. ...Read more

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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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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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How to treat a heat rash on lips?

How to treat a heat rash on lips?

Decrease exposure: and use cold creams. If it does not get better, get it checked to make sure that it is not HSV...Take care ...Read more

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Can u get a heat rash on ur penis?

Can u get a heat rash on ur penis?

Likely something els: You are more likely to get heat-rash and/or jock-itch in the groin, scrotum areas but not likely on the penis itself. So, if you are having the rashes on the shaft, get it checked out as it is possible to have std such as early herpes, warts etc... It is unusual to get heat rash on the shaft and sparing the groin/skin folds areas. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get heat rash on your penis?

Can you get heat rash on your penis?

Need more info: There are many types of lesions and rashes that can occur on the penis. Very difficult to say what they are without a better description or seeing them. Recommend seeing a dermatologist if the rash does not resolve within a few days. ...Read more

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Heat rash in between thighs, treatment?

Heat rash in between thighs, treatment?

Need to see it: but you can try corn starch and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to start with and make appointment to see dermatologist ...Read more

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Medicine for tersticle penis heat rash?

Rash: for heat rash of the penis and scrotal area any OTC antifungal is a good place to start ...Read more

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How to get rid of a heat rash on the face?

How to get rid of a heat rash on the face?

Topical cortisone: Try an otc Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If this does not work, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Not likely heat rash: If your rash is occurring in cold weather, that is not likely heat rash. The term heat-rash refers to a rash occurring due to excessive heat. Eczema is often worse in cold and dry weather and so you may want to have it checked out. Without knowing what the rash looks like and its distribution on the body, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.
So, consult doc.
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