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Dr. Douglas Berson Dr. Berson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
34 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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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?

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.

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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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?

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?

Viral: Illnesses can do this. Herpes can cause blisters. Chickenpox, coxsackie, and other viruses can all lead to blisters. If these have been ruled out, great! If it is getting worse then see a dermatologist. Otherwise many rashes just run their course.

Dr. Shalini Sethi Dr. Sethi
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Dr. Shalini Sethi Dr. Sethi
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Mika Hiramatsu Dr. Hiramatsu
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
Emergency Medicine
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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!

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I have a rash that hasn't gone away for a few months now. Dr.s say its heat rash but why won't it go away plus I never had heat rash before.?

See a dermatologist: Heat rash must be common in Hawaii. Are you doing hot work or exercise? Are you very heavy? What are you doing about it? When you see a skin specialist, bring all pills, vitamins, lotions, etc. Perhaps you need a new diagnosis and a new treatment.

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Heat rash inside elbow?

Heat rash inside elbow?

See below: Are you sure? If just heat rash, keep dry. If not, and the rash looks scaly, may be eczema and steroid cream might help.

Dr. Jason Stokes Dr. Stokes
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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How to get rid of my heat rash?

How to get rid of my heat rash?

Cool down: Cool down. Loose clothing to allow skin to breathe. Barrier to keep skin from rubbing

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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How do I get rid of a heat rash?

How do I get rid of a heat rash?

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

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How to know it is hives or a heat rash?

How to know it is hives or a heat rash?

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)

Dr. Raja Abusharr Dr. Abusharr
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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