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10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

Not an HIV symptom: It is not possible to diagnose the cause of your rash, without more info, and a photo of it. However, be reassured that what you described is NOT consistent with symptoms/signs of HIV, SInce you had unprotected sex with your ex, and appear to be concerned about having contracted an STI, I recommend that you go for STI screening, including HIV, and use condoms. Most counties provide free testing ...Read more

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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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How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

Topical care: To decrease occlusive clothing and use mild emollients and topical antipruritics is a first step. Stay cool, lots of fluids and decrese perspiration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

Internet Medicine: This is a very common modern days kind of question. But, one must not get to a diagnosis first. It is best to present your medical advisor with all of your symptoms and let them examine you if warranted before a diagnosis is decided on. Please ask this question again with your symptoms. ...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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How can u tell if u have heat rash or can u have yeast infection all over your body? & what's the symptoms or how does it look?

How can u tell if u have heat rash or can u have yeast infection all over your body? & what's the symptoms or how does it look?

See a doctor: Trying to describe a rash is very difficult when using that to try and determine a cause. It would be inordinately rare to see a yeast infection produce a rash all over your body. But the best thing to do is have a doctor examine this. ...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

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My daughter had a heat rash on back so put onsie on later gave her sweet potatoes now has hives laundry deter. Or sweet potatoes what do I do?

My daughter had a heat rash on back so put onsie on later gave her sweet potatoes now has hives laundry deter. Or sweet potatoes what do I do?

Rash: The heat rash may have made your childs skin more prone to getting hives. Was the onesie new and did you wash the onesie before putting it on? Was the detergent new.?The heat rash may have been the fore runner of the hives. Stop the sweet potatoes and once the rash clears you can challenge your child by reintroducing the sweet potatoes and see if she breaks out. New unwashed clothes may cause rash. ...Read more

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Heat and humidity intolerance. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, heat rash?

Heat and humidity intolerance. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, heat rash?

Heat: Excessive heat can cause heat rash, nausea, anxiety. It usually does not cause vomiting unless severe heat. How much vomiting did you have? Any fevers? Let us know to be sure it is not something more serious. In meantime, stay indoors in AC area. ...Read more

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I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured and the skin around it is now getting infected. You may need to see a dermatologsit and have the cyst removed and then take a 10 day course of oral antibiotics ...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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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