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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 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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Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine lotion good for heat rash?

Calamine: Calamine won't fix the underlying problem. It might be a little drying. Wouldn't be the first choice for heat rash but might help to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lubriderm lotion a good way to get rid heat rash?

Is lubriderm lotion a good way to get rid heat rash?

Not really: You could try it. It will be soothing. You may have to wait until the rash heals on its own. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing a heat rash, is calamine lotion safe to use? She's 3 weeks old

My Daughter is experiencing a heat rash, is calamine lotion safe to use? She's 3 weeks old

I wouldn't: A three week old would get baby acne bases on age more often than heat rash. This process self clears over time & just needs to be kept clean. I find Calamine lotion is excessively drying and has very little use if any in modern treatment of skin problems. ...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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Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Hydrocortisone. 1: Apply cream to face avoid eyes three times a day for 5-7 days ...Read more

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Is triple anioment antibiotic cream good for heat rash in the skin?

Is triple anioment antibiotic cream good for heat rash in the skin?

Heat rash: The only benefit of using an antibiotic cream on a heat rash would be it's moisturizing effects. A cream or ointment with Hydrocortisone may be more appropriate to achieve the effect you desire. ...Read more

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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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Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

Heat rash under bra. Can I dry it out with rubbing alcohol? Creams don't work. Bath with baking soda is awesome but I can't live in my tub.

It depends: Sometimes the rash can be caused by an infection whether bacterial or fungal. Keeping it dry is important. Hair dryers after bathing and powders are generally recommended. Weight loss and even breast reduction surgery can be considered in severe cases. Rather than rubbing alcohol I would first try aloe vera or another topical known to soothe and address mild topical infections. ...Read more

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I've had what I suspect to be a heat rash for up to about two months now I've been to the doctor who prescribed a 1 per cent steriod cream which didn't wo?

See your doctor: It could be fungus infection. You could ask your doctor to do some blood test to check for diabetes. Many diabetic patient without good control on blood sugar could develope fungus infection. If it is rule out and the rash persist you could go to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

No: Heat rash, or miliaria, is due to blocked sweat ducts in the skin. The best treatment is to cool and fan the area to allow sweating to resume and unclog the ducts. ...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?

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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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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Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.

Is using the hydrocortisone 1% cream for the heat rash a good idea? I used it for this heat rash on my right breast, but it's healing up well.

Heat burn: It is ok if the rash is due to inflammation only due to heat with out infection. Check with a physician to make sure there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water.?

My daughter is almost 10 months and has a rash on her back. It looks like a heat rash, no redness. I meant to grab the hydrocortisone cream, but I applied the benadryl cream on accident. I immediately washed it off using baby wash and water.?

Sounds fine: Benadryl cream for a few minutes or more, on a 10-month old, should not have any noticeable effect. If such a baby has ill symptoms such as fussiness, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or pain, she may have some other illness instead of just a heat rash. If worried, parents may contact their pediatrician for advice or an in-person exam. ...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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I used johnsons baby lotion on my 5 week old baby. He developed acne on face. Not sure I its heat rash or acne. How to check and what's the treatment.

Avoid lotion face: I would advise avoiding johnsons baby lotion on the face. It is not needed. Baby acne is secondary to hormonal changes and usually resolves spontaneously. ...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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How long can heat rash last?

1 week: Depending upon the depth of the reaction. But essentially 7 days. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a possible heat rash?

How can I know if this is a possible heat rash?

Need to see it: But you can try corn starch and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to start with and make appointment to see dermatologist. Once clear if increase sweating and recurs, may be heat rash or folliculitis ...Read more

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