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I've been spending a lot of time outside due to band camp, and 2 days ago woke up to a lot of bumps on my torso. Is this a heat rash and what can I do?

I've been spending a lot of time outside due to band camp, and 2 days ago woke up to a lot of bumps on my torso. Is this a heat rash and what can I do?

Could be anything: Does the band camp have a physician or nurse? Someone needs to see the rash and get a full history in order to diagnose you. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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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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?

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?

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?

Dont 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 dont 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

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


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