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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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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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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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How come I have a constant heat rash ?

How come I have a constant heat rash ?

Uncommon: Heat rash should resolve with cooling of the skin and after the sweat glands "calm down". It is caused by blockage of the glands and resultant swelling and inflammation. Your "heat rash" could be something else entirely and I recommend you have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I think I may have a heat rash, how would I know?

I think I may have a heat rash, how would I know?

See Below: Robert, heat rash tends to occur in places where there is a lot of moisture and friction (most often the inner thighs, groin, or armpits. If you were sweating a lot, and have a rash in these areas, it is likely. Petroleum jelly treats heat rash quite nicely. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Heat rash inside elbow?

Heat rash inside elbow?

See below: Are you sure? If just heat rash, keep dry. If not, and the rash looks scaly, may be eczema and steroid cream might help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my heat rash?

How to get rid of my heat rash?

Cool down : Cool down. Loose clothing to allow skin to breathe. Barrier to keep skin from rubbing ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a heat rash?

Cool water: Wash gently with gentle cleanser (ie: cetaphil, dove, aveeno) and water. Cold compresses, shower or bathe in cool water. Stay in air conditioned room out of the heat. Wear 100% cotton absorbent clothing and avoid friction rubbing of skin. Avoid exercise until rash resolved. Topical cortisone creams and oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a heat rash?

How can I get rid of a heat rash?

Depends: A heat rash can be either skin irritation from heat but also can be a superficial skin infection, see your doctor for best advice. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid if heat rash?

What to do to get rid if heat rash?

Cold milk,aspirin: Cold milk compresses 5 minutes per hour to remove heat from skin and Aspirin full strength will relieve heat rash within 1-3 hours but the skin will be sensitive for a few days. ...Read more

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Shingles or heat rash, how can I tell?

Shingles or heat rash, how can I tell?

Pain: Shingles do not cross the midline of the body and are usually painful. Heat rash is never painful but may be itchy. ...Read more

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How to know it is hives or a heat rash?

How to know it is hives or a heat rash?

Appearance: Can be differentiated by appearance. Hives: flat, raised, and consistently changing location in unpredictable pattern. Respond to antihistamine (if not, allergist can help) Heat rash (miliaria) caused by skin irritation when sweat pores are blocked. Papular (more brail-like) sometimes with blistering, goosebumps, or pustules and more diffuse redness. Anhydrous lanolin helps (and keeping cool) ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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Shingles verses heat rash, how can I tell?

Very different: Shingles presents with painful blisters on a red base, in a linear band on one side of the body or face...Nothing like heat rash. ...Read more

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Heat rash from tanning bed please help me!?

Heat rash from tanning bed please help me!?

Photodermatitis: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

Internet Medicine: This is a very common modern days kind of question. But, one must not get to a diagnosis first. It is best to present your medical advisor with all of your symptoms and let them examine you if warranted before a diagnosis is decided on. Please ask this question again with your symptoms. ...Read more

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How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

How does heat rash differ from shingles rash?

Rash: Heat rash is more diffuse and red, shingles come in clusters and consist of vesicles, filled with clear fluid. ...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


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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