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Heat Rash (Overview)

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 are itchy and irritated.


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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

Heat Rash (Overview)

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 are itchy and irritated.


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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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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area
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Take a cool bath or shower
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Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
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Avoid alcohol
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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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My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: "heat rash" is one of those generic terms that people use when they don't know what is going on. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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