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Heat Rash On Knuckles
I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?
Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria I don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc. ...Read more
6 mo old has had clear liq. Filled blisters on body. Not hand foot disease. Ped. Doesn't know. I've had malaria. Not a heat rash. Blisters fill w/blood?
11m old babyboy went India for vacation. Recently started having pink bumps in face and hand. Chicken pox or heat rash? No fever playing eating normally
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.
Hi Dr, I get repeated rashes the underside of my breast for which I am currently using Dermikelp as I do not want to use cortisone. Is this caused due to heat rash as I do suffer from the heat. What else can I do to ease the situation?
My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat 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
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
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
Photodermatitis: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. ...Read more
Internet Medicine: This is a very common modern days kind of question. But, one must not get to a diagnosis first. It is best to present your medical advisor with all of your symptoms and let them examine you if warranted before a diagnosis is decided on. Please ask this question again with your symptoms. ...Read more
The prickly bumps: Heat rash often requires no specific treatment beyond keeping cool and dry, thus allowing the body/sweat glands to heal. Topical steroids may help in more severe cases. Talcum powder may help keeping the skin folds/creases dry that may failitate healing. Best prevention is keeping well aerated, cool and dry. If severe, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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