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Its possibly I have heat-rash and/or jock-itch what can do to make it go away?

Its possibly I have heat-rash and/or jock-itch what can do to make it go away?

Jock Itch: Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin area. The most effective treatment for this once you have it is any number of antifungal sprays or creams like tinactin (tolnaftate). The key is to keep the area clean and dry after athletic activity and to use clean dry undrgarments including a clean/dry athletic supporter that fits well and does not continously rub and irritate the affected area. ...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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Son breaks out in bad heat rash at night. He itches it and makes sores. He has cotton sheets&clothes. No blankets. What more can I do?

Son breaks out in bad heat rash at night. He itches it and makes sores. He has cotton sheets&clothes. No blankets. What more can I do?

Heat rash: Here are a few suggestions assuming the rash is a heat rash. 1. run a fan by the bed. 2. shower or bath before and after sleeping to minimize the rash. 3. run you air conditioner at a lower temp. 4. if in a house move sleeping to the basement where it is cooler. 5 consider sleeping in the nude if appropriate for child's age. There is no med to prevent heat rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash in my skin, the doctor said it was heat rash due to the hot weather but now on winter its still the same, my skin itches a lot!?

I have a rash in my skin, the doctor said it was heat rash due to the hot weather but now on winter its still the same, my skin itches a lot!?

Xerosis vs eczema...: Dry skin, allergies to detergent, or other irritants are possibilities. Try using a skin cream without alcohol in it immediately after showering/ washing. If this does not work try a hypoallergenic detergent.... If that fails see your doc again or go to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

SLE: Could be a malar rash associated with lupus, erysipelas, pellagra or other issue. Would recommend MD evaluation. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

No: According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Psychiatric Meds: Some psychiatric medications make a person more senstive to the sun, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help regarding your particular medications. You can also research all psych meds on the soundmindz. Org web site. Best. ...Read more

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Tiny raised bumps on my forehead and neck, little itching. My trunk and back look like a small heat rash typically at night. Is this hives?

Tiny raised bumps on my forehead and neck, little itching. My trunk and back look like a small heat rash typically at night. Is this hives?

Hives: A hive lesion does not last for more than 24 hours. If those raised itchy bumps on your skin move from one place to another within a day, they sound like hives. When you don't have lung or GI symptoms, simple otc antihistamine would help in most cases. If you have hives more than 6 weeks, you need to see a physician to be evaluated for chronic hives or chronic urticaria. ...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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How can I help heat rash not itch so much?

How can I help heat rash not itch so much?

Heat Rash Itch: Per Mayo Clinic. "Spend as much time as possible in air-conditioned buildings. Bathe or shower in cool water with nondrying soap, then let your skin air-dry instead of toweling off. Use calamine lotion or cool compresses to calm itchy, irritated skin." REF: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heat-rash/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20033908 ...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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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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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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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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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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I have a rash on my legs kind of on my things they itch a little they look like a heat rash I started taking phentermine is that the cause?

Unlikely: But anything is possible. My suggestion would be to stop Phentermine which is not an essential medication for you and see if the rash improves. ...Read more

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I have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

I have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

Rash: Usually, heat rash looks like little bumps or pimples. This could be a fungal infection - usually a red blotch that is scaly. Or it could be impetigo, a patch that often has a honey colored crust. Fungal skin infections are treated with topical antifungal creams like clotrimazole. Impetigo, a staph skin infection is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. Swab negative, heat rash perhaps?

Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing, keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do I have prickly heat rash? I did hot yoga yesterday and now I am covered head to toe with tiny flat red bumps. They're especially bad on my glutes & quads. They itch, and I don't feel particularly good. They're not raised or full of pus

Do I have prickly heat rash? I did hot yoga yesterday and now I am covered head to toe with tiny flat red bumps. They're especially bad on my glutes & quads. They itch, and I don't feel particularly good. They're not raised or full of pus

Heat: Heat rash (miliaria rubra) occurs when your sweat glands become blocked and sweat is trapped under the skin. This can cause a red rash that can either look like little blisters or larger red lumps. It can be itchy or "prickly" which is why many people refer to it as prickly heat. Even though it can be annoying, the good news is that it usually resolves on its own. You can help by preventing sweating such as staying in a cool environment, wear lightweight clothing of breathable material (like cotton), and limiting physical activity in the heat. Calamine lotion can help with the itch. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

Medical evaluation: Dear cheetah, this is one of those things that actually requires a medical history & examination of the lesions in order to provide an even remotely accure assessment. Suggest this be evaluated by your personal physician or a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It could be eczema, in which case she may need a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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