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Doctor insights on: I Have A Rash That Started As A Heat Rash In August And Wont Go Away Its Around My Grond Area And If I Use Antifungul Or Hydrocortizone It Returns

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I have a rash that started as a heat rash in august and wont 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 wont 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

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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I history of staph infections I had a heat rash in august that will go away with antifungal cream but always returns been using antifungal 3 months?

I history of staph infections I had a heat rash in august that will go away with antifungal cream but always returns been using antifungal 3 months?

Heat rash: First off - staph is a bacterial infection so the anti fungal shouldn't work - heat rashes are generally non infectious and respond to products like talc power or gold bond powder if it is truly a staph infection - generally oral antibiotics are required or at least a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash ?

What is the strongest over-the-counter antifungal cream for heat rash ?

Not fungal: Heat rash is not a fungal infection and is best treated with cool soothing oatmeal baths and applying corn starch powder before exercising or going out in the heat. You could if needed apply Chlohexidine 2% to 4% to the affected area for 15 seconds and rinse, avoiding eye contact ...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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Heat rash on my butt that won't go away?

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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I might have a heat rash that won't go away? What should I do?

I might have a heat rash that won't go away? What should I do?

Consult: consider a virtual consult to discuss possible diagnoses and treatment or discuss with your doctor. More personal information will be needed to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get heat rash during the summer pretty easy especially when I'm sick but it goes away and I have it on my butt and it won't go away?

I get heat rash during the summer pretty easy especially when I'm sick but it goes away and I have it on my butt and it won't go away?

Rash on butt: This rash ought to be checked by your doctor to determine exactly the type of rash. Once a proper diagnosis is made then the correct medication will be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have a rash that hasn't gone away for a few months now. Dr.s say its heat rash but why won't it go away plus I never had heat rash before. ?

I have a rash that hasn't gone away for a few months now. Dr.s say its heat rash but why won't it go away plus I never had heat rash before. ?

See a dermatologist: Heat rash must be common in Hawaii. Are you doing hot work or exercise? Are you very heavy? What are you doing about it? When you see a skin specialist, bring all pills, vitamins, lotions, etc. Perhaps you need a new diagnosis and a new treatment. ...Read more

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Upper lip skin rash after shaving wont go away. im a healthy 28 year old. i live in hot houston, tx. is it razor burn or heat rash? please help

Upper lip skin rash after shaving wont go away. im a healthy 28 year old. i live in hot houston, tx. is it razor burn or heat rash? please help

A few: suggestions!
STOP using a razor blade/use electric razor
Try a OTC CORTISONE cream !
Use a "calming" aftershave preparation eg NOXZEMA

Hope these help!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will heat rash ever go away?

Over time: Over time. However, if it is not a heat rash, seek help of physician to find out the true cause of the rash. ...Read more

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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

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My 6 month old has had a heat rash all over his body for 4 days now and it doesn't seem to want to go away. What can I do?

My 6 month old has had a heat rash all over his body for 4 days now and it doesn't seem to want to go away. What can I do?

Keep cool: Babies have a bigger body surface area than we do and sweat a lot more. Don't over bundle your baby. Dress your baby lightly as you would yourself to avoid the heat rash. Rashes can come and go and may take longer than 4 days or so. They can get worst and be gone all of a sudden.They may have cradle cap that can worsen the heat rash , too. Keep cool. See md if concerned. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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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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 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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I have a heat. Rash and its dry up when will it go?

Any time: Heat rash if that's what it is are short lived and represent no major problem. They require no treatment either. However, if the rash is not resolving, i would have it checked by a doc as it may have been mistaken for heat rash. ...Read more

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Why do I get heat rash in clevage with sportsbra? How should I treat it besides going braless?

Why do I get heat rash in clevage with sportsbra? How should I treat it besides going braless?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. ...Read more

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

Fine red rash: Medical term -- miliria rubra. Fine red bumps all over sweaty areas, with sometimes burning, tingling or itching. Also called prickly heat. ...Read more

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

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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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


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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