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Genital herpes or heat rash, what is the difference?

Genital herpes or heat rash, what is the difference?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a rash that is caused by a viral infection, which is communicable (contagious), generally by intimate contact. A heat rash refers to irritation of the skin from a combination of moisture and heat. ...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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Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Can be anything: Try some Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If it does not work, see your doctor. The cause may never be known however although a viral infection or drug reaction needs be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

I have cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

Is it shingles?: Usually only on on side of the body and look like red spots some may look like blisters. Shingles is react ovation of chickenpox virus. Numbness and pain typically precede rash. Treatment consists of ant viral like Acyclovir, steroids, and pain meds. ...Read more

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Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping?

Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping?

Fungal: Likely a fungal infection. Try terbinafine cream (available OTC) for 1 week. If not better seek medical advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a severe itch in my right armpit along with rash in same area. Have had this for about 2-3 weeks. Thought it may be a heat rash?

I have a severe itch in my right armpit along with rash in same area. Have had this for about 2-3 weeks. Thought it may be a heat rash?

Armpit: It is likely to be from heat and sweating, an antifungal cream can help, sometiems you need to combine it with a steroid to stop the inflammation, see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of heat rash in the bikini area?

What's a fast way to take care of heat rash in the bikini area?

An 'air bath': Heat rashes develop from moisture that cannot evaporate or be absorbed around the vulvar area. Cotton underwear, stocking and denim avoidance and a :'air bath' for 10 minutes at the end of a workday post clothing removal all help. Also ditch the razor to allow the pubic hairs to trap and remove bacteria and moisture. There was a reason mother nature grew hair in that location. ...Read more

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I have a rash that started as a heat rash in august and won't go away. Its around my grond area and if I use antifungul or hydrocortizone it returns?

I have a rash that started as a heat rash in august and won't go away. Its around my grond area and if I use antifungul or hydrocortizone it returns?

Still sounds fungal: Would treat it as a superficial fungal skin infection till gone and doesn't return: cleanse area well every morning, antifungal powder after drying, cotton underwear, if perspire-change during the day; combo antifungal/cortisone cream at night, make sure get the borders of the rash; and your doc or dermatologist should consider giving a short rx with an oral anti fungal medication. Diangosis sounds right. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

This: This rash could be a few different things.
- impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids.
- viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection.

The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to swim with heat rash?

No: As long as it does not bother your skin. May even do some good. ...Read more

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How can I help heat rash not itch so much?

How can I help heat rash not itch so much?

Heat Rash Itch: Per Mayo Clinic. "Spend as much time as possible in air-conditioned buildings. Bathe or shower in cool water with nondrying soap, then let your skin air-dry instead of toweling off. Use calamine lotion or cool compresses to calm itchy, irritated skin." REF: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heat-rash/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20033908 ...Read more

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How can I ecxercise without getting heat rash?

How can I ecxercise without getting heat rash?

Talc powder: Or baby powder prior to exercise in the most affected areas, immediate shower and thorough drying following exercise. ...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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I might have a heat rash that won't go away? What should I do?

I might have a heat rash that won't go away? What should I do?

Consult: Consider a virtual consult to discuss possible diagnoses and treatment or discuss with your doctor. More personal information will be needed to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a heat rash?

Cool environment: Cool environment and hydrocortisone. See dermatologist if does not go away. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a heat rash?

How can I get rid of a heat rash?

Depends: A heat rash can be either skin irritation from heat but also can be a superficial skin infection, see your doctor for best advice. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid if heat rash?

What to do to get rid if heat rash?

Cold milk, aspirin: Cold milk compresses 5 minutes per hour to remove heat from skin and Aspirin full strength will relieve heat rash within 1-3 hours but the skin will be sensitive for a few days. ...Read more

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Shingles or heat rash, how can I tell?

Shingles or heat rash, how can I tell?

Pain: Shingles do not cross the midline of the body and are usually painful. Heat rash is never painful but may be itchy. ...Read more

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Shingles verses heat rash, how can I tell?

Very different: Shingles presents with painful blisters on a red base, in a linear band on one side of the body or face...Nothing like heat rash. ...Read more

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How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

Rash: Heat rash is more diffuse and red, shingles come in clusters and consist of vesicles, filled with clear fluid. ...Read more

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There are bumps showing up on my butt cheeks. Are they a heat rash or what?

There are bumps showing up on my butt cheeks. Are they a heat rash or what?

Bumps Bottom: These like so many other things in medicine need to be looked at to tell what they are. Just today my granddaughter had bumps on her bottom, I could not diagnose it with the pictures my daughter sent me, but easily diagnosed it when she brought her over and I could see them. ...Read more

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Can u get a heat rash on ur penis?

Can u get a heat rash on ur penis?

Likely something els: You are more likely to get heat-rash and/or jock-itch in the groin, scrotum areas but not likely on the penis itself. So, if you are having the rashes on the shaft, get it checked out as it is possible to have std such as early herpes, warts etc... It is unusual to get heat rash on the shaft and sparing the groin/skin folds areas. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get heat rash on your penis?

Need more info: There are many types of lesions and rashes that can occur on the penis. Very difficult to say what they are without a better description or seeing them. Recommend seeing a dermatologist if the rash does not resolve within a few days. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a heat rash on the face?

How to get rid of a heat rash on the face?

Topical cortisone: Try an otc Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If this does not work, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Not likely heat rash: If your rash is occurring in cold weather, that is not likely heat rash. The term heat-rash refers to a rash occurring due to excessive heat. Eczema is often worse in cold and dry weather and so you may want to have it checked out. Without knowing what the rash looks like and its distribution on the body, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.
So, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Hydrocortisone. 1: Apply cream to face avoid eyes three times a day for 5-7 days ...Read more

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Rash on penis head, is this a heat rash?

Rash on penis head, is this a heat rash?

Rash: Any rash on the head of the penis is usually from some kind of inflammation, moisture or infection. You should see your doctor ...Read more

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What is the difference between heat rash and poison ivy?

What is the difference between heat rash and poison ivy?

Vast: Ivy dermatitis is an allergic reaction present only on areas exposed to the sap of the plant. Itching is intense and blisters are common. Ivy dermatitis shows lines and patterns. Heat rash is diffuse and symmetrical. It is much less itchy. Blisters are not usually present. ...Read more

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How to tell difference in heat rash and yeast infection?

Smell and pattern: Yeast infections are usually bright red with little red dots at the outside border. Heat rashes are much more diffuse. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bumps on inner thigh its like a heat rash?

How do you get rid of bumps on inner thigh its like a heat rash?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder affecting many people of all ages. Kp is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Try cerave sa which is otc. ...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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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