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Doctor insights on: Heat Rash On Lower Arms

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Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Self-test: Try antifungal powder couple times a day for a few days--if improvement, that is likely what it is. If not, see your dr or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...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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I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like i have chicken pox. What's wrong?

I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like i have chicken pox. What's wrong?

Pustular rash: This could be folliculitis or an irritated infectious rash from rubbing between your skin surfaces. I wonder if you've been hot and sweaty lately? Since it's spreading you should show a doc since it needs to be stopped. There are other things it could be like out of control fungus, contact allergy (any new deodorants?) or less likely the start of some viral infection--I doubt chicken pox tho. ...Read more

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Entire body feels as if it's burning, bumps all over my skin including stomach, thighs and arms. I think it's heat rash, but what can I do to cure it?

Entire body feels as if it's burning, bumps all over my skin including stomach, thighs and arms. I think it's heat rash, but what can I do to cure it?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream for 1 week, usually helps. A doctor can help figure out the cause, look for internal disorders, and decide if Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec would help. ...Read more

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Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne , which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...Read more

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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 more

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Had a heat rash, kept scratching as little as possible, rash is gone but now I itch on my mid to lower back, mid to lower belly, no rash there either.

Had a heat rash, kept scratching as little as possible, rash is gone but now I itch on my mid to lower back, mid to lower belly, no rash there either.

Itch: Itch without rash can be seen with very dry skin. Apply a moisturizing lotion like alphakeri after showering while skin is still wet. Take benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) to relieve itching. ...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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Can heat rash spread?

Yes it can: It can spread if the heat and sweating continues, which causes the heat rash to start with so if you want to prevent the spread use airconditioning or fan and avoid heat and humidity. ...Read more

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Does heat rash spread?

Does heat rash spread?

Keep cooler: Heat rash usually resolves in a few days unless you continue to sweat too much. So dress in cooler clothes or remove a layer of clothes, blankets, etc. Try not to use any topical creams or ointments that can also hold in heat. Keep cooler and the rash should go away on its own. Cool water will feel good on the rash. Solarcaine gel would help with comfort also. ...Read more

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How to stop heat rash itch?

How to stop heat rash itch?

Cold compresses: For immediate relief cold compresses with milk on a paper towel to remove the heat from the skin. Oatmeal baths are soothing. Topical steroid lotion can also help. As a preventive an absorbent powder such as zeasorb. ...Read more

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Does heat rash always itch?

Does heat rash always itch?

Not always: There may be discomfort with heat rash, but is usually not described as itching. Always remember though, symptoms will vary greatly between patients, and itching is possible. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more