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Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Possibly: If itchy, quite likely fungal(times corporate). If sore, painful, blistering or seeping discolored fluids, you have a secondary bacterial infection(cellulitis). Please see your physician ...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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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...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?

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?

Dont 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 dont 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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Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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