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How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

Topical care: To decrease occlusive clothing and use mild emollients and topical antipruritics is a first step. Stay cool, lots of fluids and decrese perspiration. ...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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Could you please describe heat rash and how do you cure it?

Could you please describe heat rash and how do you cure it?

Heat rash: "prickly heat" occurs when persons get hot and sweaty, tyically in the summer. Blocked pores (sweat ducts) are believed to be the cause. Common sites affected are under clothing and at friction points. Sometimes a rash can be due to a detergent of softener allergy. Keeping skin dry and cool is the best treatment and it should resolve the problem if it is truely heat rash. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for heat rash from too much sun exposure?

Is there a cure for heat rash from too much sun exposure?

Irritation?: If your skin is irritated from the sun, moisturize it, but if you have developed a superficial skin inflammation, you need to see your doctor for best advice on topical treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my infants heat rash only on her face? What's the best way to help her heal fast?

Why is my infants heat rash only on her face? What's the best way to help her heal fast?

Face rashes: Rashes are very common in infants, who have very sensitive skin. Using a hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers such as Cetaphil or Aquaphor will keep the skin healthy are more resistant to rashes. Avoid using baby wipes on the face as well, as most contain alcohol and can be abrasive. ...Read more

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How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

How do I cure a heat rash on the side of my vagina?

Confirmation: First step is to schedule a visit for an exam to confirm what is causing the rash. Yeast is the most likely cause and over the counter yeast creams are available. ...Read more

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My daughter came home from her fathers with what looks like a heat rash around her neck. What's the best way to treat this?

My daughter came home from her fathers with what looks like a heat rash around her neck. What's the best way to treat this?

Info for you: If it is a heat rash, here is how to treat and prevent it:

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview

Of course it could be something else such as a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I didn't shower yesterday, and it's been hot. I ran today, showered, then noticed a red, prickly rash on the sides of my waist. Not itchy. Heat rash?

I didn't shower yesterday, and it's been hot. I ran today, showered, then noticed a red, prickly rash on the sides of my waist. Not itchy. Heat rash?

Rash: It may be miliaria, heat rash you are referring to or perhaps it may be an irritant contact dermatitis. If it doesn't resolve after showering and cooling or continues to worsen, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the prickly heat rash beneath my breasts and on my inner thighs?

How can I get rid of the prickly heat rash beneath my breasts and on my inner thighs?

Baby oil: The wettness from your sweat causes dry, irritated skin. Apply baby oil everyday. This will protect your skin from the wettness. You can also place kleenex under your breasts and change them frequently. ...Read more

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I've got bad heat rash on my face. What is the best way for me to get rid of it?

I've got bad heat rash on my face. What is the best way for me to get rid of it?

Stay cool: Keeping the skin cool and using mild lotions on the skin is a good start. There are other skin conditions that can be confused with a "heat rash" and your should be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rash on face and arm that looks like heat rash/prickly heat. What can I do to make it go away?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on vacation in orlando and I seem to have prickly heat rash all over my body. It's very itchy and irritating. I bought gold bond powder but it doesn't seem to be working. What else can I do?

Try over-the-counter: Hydrocortisone cream, but if that doesn't work either, give in and see a doc for diagnosis of what kind of rash: do you need a stronger steroid rash or an anti-fungal? A doc'll have to check out the rash to see. ...Read more

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When I can warm or hot or when I exercise, I get stings (electrical needle like) all over my body, primarily head and back. I hope there is a cure for this, I think it might be heat rash? But there is no rash, just pain.

When I can warm or hot or when I exercise, I get stings (electrical needle like) all over my body, primarily head and back. I hope there is a cure for this, I think it might be heat rash? But there is no rash, just pain.

Warm up: It is good that you are exercising. What you described is likely due to onset of sweating and the sweat gland trying to put out water quickly. Try a 10 minute period of warming up before progressing to hard or vigorous exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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Do I have prickly heat rash? I did hot yoga yesterday and now I am covered head to toe with tiny flat red bumps. They're especially bad on my glutes & quads. They itch, and I don't feel particularly good. They're not raised or full of pus

Do I have prickly heat rash? I did hot yoga yesterday and now I am covered head to toe with tiny flat red bumps. They're especially bad on my glutes & quads. They itch, and I don't feel particularly good. They're not raised or full of pus

Heat: Heat rash (miliaria rubra) occurs when your sweat glands become blocked and sweat is trapped under the skin. This can cause a red rash that can either look like little blisters or larger red lumps. It can be itchy or "prickly" which is why many people refer to it as prickly heat. Even though it can be annoying, the good news is that it usually resolves on its own. You can help by preventing sweating such as staying in a cool environment, wear lightweight clothing of breathable material (like cotton), and limiting physical activity in the heat. Calamine lotion can help with the itch. Good luck! ...Read more

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Entire body feels as if it's burning, bumps all over my skin including stomach, thighs and arms. I think it's heat rash, but what can I do to cure it?

Entire body feels as if it's burning, bumps all over my skin including stomach, thighs and arms. I think it's heat rash, but what can I do to cure it?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream for 1 week, usually helps. A doctor can help figure out the cause, look for internal disorders, and decide if Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec would help. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...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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Can heat rash spread?

Yes it can: It can spread if the heat and sweating continues, which causes the heat rash to start with
so if you want to prevent the spread use airconditioning or fan and avoid heat and humidity. ...Read more

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