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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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I get hard painless welts all over my stomach whenever i'm out in the sun even when i'm wearing a shirt. It's not heat rash, any idea what it could be?

I get hard painless welts all over my stomach whenever i'm out in the sun even when i'm wearing a shirt. It's not heat rash, any idea what it could be?

Cholinergic Hives: Cholinergic urticaria is a medical term used to describe a subcategory of physical urticaria (hives). It is characterized by a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body increasing in temperature (passively or actively), or the precipitating release of sweat. Treatment can be oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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I'm noticing with the weather being as hot as it is I have little bumps all over my chest and stomach. Could this be a heat rash, what should I do?

Yes it may be: Yes it may be heat rash due to the hot weather.It happens when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin.Most of the time the rash goes away on its own.Best way is to cool your skin and prevent sweating, stay in airconditioned area, wear loose clothes, let thye skin air dry rather thenusing towels.If the skin is itchy use calamine lotion or Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Heat rash was itchy but now feels like it burns on fold of skin between chest and stomach, how long does it take to heal and anyway to speed it up?

Heat rash was itchy but now feels like it burns on fold of skin between chest and stomach, how long does it take to heal and anyway to speed it up?

A week: It can take several days to a week for a mild skin rash to heal. If you have an extensive area of involvement or a more serious rash it could be a bit longer. Moisturizing lotions and keeping the area cool and free of friction ot rubbing may help. ...Read more

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My 6m old daughter has light pink tiny bumps on chest&stomach i think it's heat rash should I put aquaphora on after bath or just keep her clean&dry?

My 6m old daughter has light pink tiny bumps on chest&stomach i think it's heat rash should I put aquaphora on after bath or just keep her clean&dry?

Clean/dry: If you really think it is a heat rash, then just keeping it clean and dry is the way to go. Using moisturizers like aquaphor may just trap more moisture in. If it doesn't clear up within a few days of conservative treatment have doc look at the rash to make sure it is what you think. ...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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I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

Medical evaluation: Dear cheetah, this is one of those things that actually requires a medical history & examination of the lesions in order to provide an even remotely accure assessment. Suggest this be evaluated by your personal physician or a dermatologist. Take care. ...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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Had a heat rash, kept scratching as little as possible, rash is gone but now I itch on my mid to lower back, mid to lower belly, no rash there either.

Had a heat rash, kept scratching as little as possible, rash is gone but now I itch on my mid to lower back, mid to lower belly, no rash there either.

Itch: Itch without rash can be seen with very dry skin. Apply a moisturizing lotion like alphakeri after showering while skin is still wet. Take benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) to relieve itching. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

I have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

See below: Heat Rash(Miliaria) occurs from blockage of sweat glands. Excessive sweating leads to overhydration of the outer layer of the skin, which is composed of dead cells. The excess accumulation of dead cells blocks the sweat glands and cause sweat to accumulate under the skin. This causes small papules(bumps) and vesicles(tiny blisters) to appear appear. SEE:..http://bit.ly/1CW6vnd ...Read more

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I have like a heat rash 2 inches below my belly button an a few on my penis anyone know what it could be as don't sleep around same woman for 2 years?

I have like a heat rash 2 inches below my belly button an a few on my penis anyone know what it could be as don't sleep around same woman for 2 years?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of heat rash? Some people tolerate heat well

What is the cause of heat rash? Some people tolerate heat well

Heat rash: The real heat rash is called Milaria and there are several forms. It may be caused by the occlusion of sweat glands for unknown reasons in most cases. Occlusion, like wearing tight shirts or sitting against leather or vinyl chairs, can lead to this. Commonly, this is seen in bedridden patients. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more