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Heat Rash On Elbow
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small bumps all over my arm and my inner thighs. I thought it was a heat rash but it seems like it's spreading. It started yesterday an seems to be getting worse. They sting and itch skin toned too.?
See your doctor: Many possible causes, many possible treatments. The longer you go unseen, the tougher it may be to get rid of it. ...Read more
Itchy rash under breasts healthy female 77 years old in good health, applied green tea mixture with tea tree oil topically and got some relief. Have this problem for two weeks. Yesterday i felt warm and in seconds got a heat rash with tingling on both arm
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.
My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it 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
Cool water: Wash gently with gentle cleanser (ie: cetaphil, dove, aveeno) and water. Cold compresses, shower or bathe in cool water. Stay in air conditioned room out of the heat. Wear 100% cotton absorbent clothing and avoid friction rubbing of skin. Avoid exercise until rash resolved. Topical cortisone creams and oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin. Drink plenty of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appearance: Can be differentiated by appearance. Hives: flat, raised, and consistently changing location in unpredictable pattern. Respond to antihistamine (if not, allergist can help) Heat rash (miliaria) caused by skin irritation when sweat pores are blocked. Papular (more brail-like) sometimes with blistering, goosebumps, or pustules and more diffuse redness. Anhydrous lanolin helps (and keeping cool) ...Read more
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