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How To Tell The Difference Between Heat Rash
How can I tell the difference between heat rash, and a reaction to taking Aleve (naproxen). Do either require medical attention?
Not enough info: As to skin rashes, seeing IS believing. I recommend that, if you can't get in to see your own doctor, you go to an urgent care center for evaluation. Alternatively, you could do a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. You would need to do an audiovisual consult and upload a picture of the rash. The urgency depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
Rash v Allergies: Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or cause a prickly feeling. Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Allergic reactions go away with removal of the allergen and return when re-introduced. ...Read more
ECZEMA /HEAT RASH:
Eczema is a chronic skin condition and often needs moisturisering the skin and may need some mild steroid cream locally. Presents with dry scaly patches and rash and can be mild and in some cases severe
heat rash is a mild self limiting skin rash which clears up by itself and does not require any treatment except avoiding excessive heat to reduce sweating. In very severe cases you may use steroid. ...Read more
All quite different.: Heat rash (or prickly heat, or miliaria) is the rash produced when heat causes your sweat glands to plug up. Heat stroke is the overheating of your entire body when you spend too much time in a hot environment, become dehydrated, and can't produce enough sweat to cool your body. Sun poisoning is just another name for a bad sunburn. ...Read more
Caused by heat: Heat rash is caused by heat. It has a variety of presentations, most common being red bumps with small vesicles that are easily ruptured. Contact dermatitis is extremely itchy and is localized to areas that are exposed to the offending agent. It is always red and swollen and sometimes has small vesicles with the affected area. ...Read more
Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams. ...Read more
Better description: A heat rash is an unspecific term but presumably related to heat. How long does it stay with you after the exposure and whether it itches or not is another issue we need to know. Also we need to know the time of onset of the rash after sun exposure. In general, an allergic reaction is often accompanied by itching. Regardless, the prudent answer is avoid the exposure. Sunscreen tried yet? ...Read more
I am breaking out with hives all over my body. How can you tell if it is bites, heat rash, or hives?
Yes: Yes to all since the description is so vague. Perhaps you can attach a picture and tell us how long have you had this problem ...Read more
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?
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
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?
Heat rashes occur: Heat rashes occur, and are not uncommon. Sometimes it's related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so it is best to have a doctor look at a rash. ...Read more
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