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Heat Rash On One Arm
It could be...: hard to tell without seeing it. It could be a reaction to something you were exposed to, could be dry skin, could be something called keratosis pilaris, which is basically excessively dry skin and hard to treat, but not dangerous. Please see your doctor; it will be easier to diagnose in person, or you can consult one of us on Prime. ...Read more
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
Iv got an 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
I developed a sweat/heat rash under arms, between thighs and behind knees and thighs. How do I get rid of this?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema. ...Read more
I have small bumps all over my arm and my inner thighs. I thought it was a heat rash but it seems like it's spreading. It started yesterday a seems to be getting worse. They sting and itch skin toned too.?
See your doctor: Many possible causes, many possible treatments. The longer you go unseen, the tougher it may be to get rid of it. ...Read more
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
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
2 yr old w a heat rash... Wht is the best thing to help get rid of it on arms, stomach, and back was in florida last wk and wore sunblock has dr appt?
Heat rash: Use virgin coconut oil to sooth your child's skin. It will help to fade the rash. ...Read more
My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?
Could be either: Hold this baby wash for now, usr something else, keep him dry as much you can, if the rash keeps coming see your baby's doctor ...Read more
Itchy rash under breasts healthy female 77 years old in good health, applied green tea mixture with tea tree oil topically and got some relief. Have this problem for two weeks. Yesterday I felt warm and in seconds got a heat rash with tingling on both arm
5 week old has developed a skin rash. It's located on arms chest and legs and slightly on cheeks. Tiny red bumps. Doc said eczema. I think heat rash?
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
I have dry skin on arms inside elbow was very red skin & sore Now red in underarms & today under breasts Doc gave me Steroid Cream & Aquaphor. Can I use Aquaphor 4 breasts if heat rash? Don't know if it is dry skin like arms or red from heat? I am 80
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?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Is heat rash chronic? After I got one I kept getting them under certain situations heat hot fabric etc
Usually not: This sounds like it might be some type of allergic reaction issue and less a chronic heat rash issue. Might consider daily nonsedating any histamine for 1 to 2 weeks and see if symptoms improve or resolve. If so, can continue this medication. If not, recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. ...Read more
One of my Drs in the psych facility told me to use clotrimazole for heat rash and works? Why is this? Is it fungal in nature or I cannot tolerate heat
My one old month baby has little bumps on face. Took him to doctor and said it was heat rash it's been 3 weeks and he still has them?
Transiently: Babies often get a transient "baby acne" that is not present at birth (bathed in the waters of the womb) but comes out at a few weeks & lasts a few months. It is thought to result from maternal hormone effect which gradually declines as the baby ages. It will generally disappear without specific treatment. ...Read more
2 month old had a heat rash to neck 1 month ago. Enlarged lymph node appeared. Now new one appeared to other side-occipital? When worry lymphoma?
Infant lymph nodes: Hello. The enlarged node is most likely unrelated to the heat rash your infant had 1 month ago. Occipital nodes are more noticeable in infants because their skin is thinner. The nodes should be "rubbery" in feel and move easily. Most common reasons for enlargement would be a scalp rash like "cradle cap." You can get the nodes checked by the pediatrician, but they are probably normal. ...Read more
I have a small rash/bump on the base of my penis on the right side, I have one sexual partner but she is clean. What could it be? Is it heat rash?
Skin lesions: It doesn't sound like skin rash. Without seeing, it, though, it is hard to make diagnosis, so please see doc. ...Read more
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
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 as well. ...Read more
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