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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


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What to do if I have some bumps on my back I don't know what they are but I was reading that it could be a heat rash but its winter?

What to do if I have some bumps on my back I don't know what they are but I was reading that it could be a heat rash but its winter?

Bumps: 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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My 9 month old has rash only on his back looks like heat rash but we live in a cold climate?

My 9 month old has rash only on his back looks like heat rash but  we live in a cold climate?

Could irritation: Could be irritated from clothing and detergent used. Baby on back a lot get some sweating. Sometimes detergent left in material after wash can irritate. Try a double rinse cycle on child's laundry and skip dryer cloths like bounce. ...Read more

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A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

See below: You need to seek medical attention soon as this rash is spreading as it could be allergic, infectious, or even autoimmune in origin. ...Read more

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Heat rash on back of both hands?

Heat rash on back of both hands?

Various causes: There are several causes for redness on the back of your hands. These include a sun sensitivity due to an internal medication or topical creams, lime juice, or may be related to something going on inside your body. Seek care if this does not clear. ...Read more

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Itchy little bumps on back and chest is it a heat rash?

Itchy little bumps on back and chest is it a heat rash?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun ?

Can I put desoximetasone cream usp 0.25% on my back for heat rash I got from sun ?

Yes: It's ok to use it but remember it is a steroid cream. I wouldn't exceed twice a day for couple days. See your skin doctor if the rash persists or get worse. ...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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Clusters of blisters on my back. No allergins, started as rash, then itchy, and now blisters with slight itch. Possible heat rash? Work in the heat.

Clusters of blisters on my back. No allergins, started as rash, then itchy, and now blisters with slight itch. Possible heat rash? Work in the heat.

Zoster vs eczema : Clusters of blisters usually indicates herpes zoster. Eczema or allergic contact dermatitis can also present as blisters but not in clusters and u either have eczema or exposure to an allergen. Heat rash is more generalized and would affect wherever sunlight hit:thus includes your arms, face, etc. ...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