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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.

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.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...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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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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What's a fast way to take care of heat rash in the bikini area?

What's a fast way to take care of heat rash in the bikini area?

An 'air bath': Heat rashes develop from moisture that cannot evaporate or be absorbed around the vulvar area. Cotton underwear, stocking and denim avoidance and a :'air bath' for 10 minutes at the end of a workday post clothing removal all help. Also ditch the razor to allow the pubic hairs to trap and remove bacteria and moisture. There was a reason mother nature grew hair in that location. ...Read more

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I have a rash that started as a heat rash in august and won't go away. Its around my grond area and if I use antifungul or hydrocortizone it returns?

I have a rash that started as a heat rash in august and won't go away. Its around my grond area and if I use antifungul or hydrocortizone it returns?

Still sounds fungal: Would treat it as a superficial fungal skin infection till gone and doesn't return: cleanse area well every morning, antifungal powder after drying, cotton underwear, if perspire-change during the day; combo antifungal/cortisone cream at night, make sure get the borders of the rash; and your doc or dermatologist should consider giving a short rx with an oral anti fungal medication. Diangosis sounds right. ...Read more

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Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping?

Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping?

Fungal: Likely a fungal infection. Try terbinafine cream (available OTC) for 1 week. If not better seek medical advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Armpit: It is likely to be from heat and sweating, an antifungal cream can help, sometiems you need to combine it with a steroid to stop the inflammation, see your doctor for a prescription. ...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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I have cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

I have cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

Is it shingles?: Usually only on on side of the body and look like red spots some may look like blisters. Shingles is react ovation of chickenpox virus. Numbness and pain typically precede rash. Treatment consists of ant viral like Acyclovir, steroids, and pain meds. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

This: This rash could be a few different things.
- impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids.
- viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection.

The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can heat rash spread?

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?

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

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What will help a heat rash?

What will help a heat rash?

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 can I treat a heat rash?

How can I treat a heat rash?

Cool and dry: Try any of the various powders like gold bond or cornstarch to keep everything cool and dry. ...Read more

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What can I use for a heat rash?

What are you calling: A heat rash? - multiple skin conditions: rash, chafing, low grade fungal rashes, viral rashes etc- are often called heat rash: get examined. ...Read more

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What do you do about a heat rash?

What do you do about a heat rash?

Cool bath: Will help along with non-irritating body spray or powder!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heat rash?

How do I know if I have heat rash?

Little bumps on your: If you are in a warm climate or are sweating a lot due to exercise or a high fever you may get little bumps usually located on your chest which tend to be a itchy. A cortisone lotion often helps. ...Read more

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Heat rash on my butt that won't go away?

Maybe not heat rash: There are causes for rash other then "heat rash" If it doesn't go away you should see a doctor and find out what the rash is. ...Read more

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Is this heat rash or something more serious?

Is this heat rash or something more serious?

Submit documentation: You will need to submit photo documentation and/or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have heat rash since a child?

Not likely: It is much more likely there is another cause for a chronic rash. Heat rash is an acute dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) caused by excessive heat exposure and the subsequent excessive sweating and local irritation of the skin. A more chronic rash that has been present since childhood is much more likely to be allergic in nature, like certain types of eczema. ...Read more

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Could you please describe heat rash and how do you cure it?

Could you please describe heat rash and how do you cure it?

Heat rash: "prickly heat" occurs when persons get hot and sweaty, tyically in the summer. Blocked pores (sweat ducts) are believed to be the cause. Common sites affected are under clothing and at friction points. Sometimes a rash can be due to a detergent of softener allergy. Keeping skin dry and cool is the best treatment and it should resolve the problem if it is truely heat rash. ...Read more

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Lotion good for heat rash?

Lotion good for heat rash?

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 can I prevent heat rash?

How can I prevent heat rash?

Don't over-layer: Most babies get heat rash by being over dressed and over heating. This causes irritated skin and excess sweating leading to red, bumpy skin or 'prickly heat' or heat rash. Dress baby in only the number of layers that you need to keep warm and don't over dress. Otherwise keep baby cool and you should see less rashes. ...Read more

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How do you prevent heat rash?

How do you prevent heat rash?

Dress lightly...: ...In as few clothes as possible. Try to schedule outdoor activities in the early morning or late evening, not during the heat of the day. Keep your skin clean and maintain good hygiene. The overall idea is to keep your skin as cool and dry as possible. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my "heat rash"?

How can I prevent my "heat rash"?

Cooling and fanning: Heat rash is best prevented by sufficiently cooling and fanning an area. Any interventions that can help decrease sweating will also avoid aggravating this rash. ...Read more

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Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

No: Heat rash looks like red raised spots or even pimples. Purple splotches would unlikely be from heat. More likely would be vascular or bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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