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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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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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Heat rash in chest due to std?

Heat rash in chest due to std?

Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more

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Heat rash in between thighs, treatment?

Heat rash in between thighs, treatment?

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 ...Read more

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Face rash, occurred after sweating in humid envr. Spread all over face and neck. Raised, little red nodules, have substance in them.

Face rash, occurred after sweating in humid envr. Spread all over face and neck. Raised, little red nodules, have substance in them.

Heat Rash?: The only way to be know for sure, is to have your rash looked at by a doc. However, the rash you describe is likely from the heat and is either an irritant or a minor skin infection of the hair follicles. Wash it well with soap and water to see if is would clear in a day or so. If not check it out with your doc. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Been experiencing reddish rash in skin folds, inner part of arms and thigh areas. Slight elevation in rash. My neck have a rash as well with bumps in ?

Been experiencing reddish rash in skin folds, inner part of arms and thigh areas. Slight elevation in rash. My neck have a rash as well with bumps in ?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. Your eruption occurs in areas of friction. Yeast infections occur in these intertriginous areas, but neck involvement is usually not seen with yeast infections. Since you have such scattered involvement you should be examined for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Recurring heat rash in cold weather. Causes?

Not likely heat rash: If your rash is occurring in cold weather, that is not likely heat rash. The term heat-rash refers to a rash occurring due to excessive heat. Eczema is often worse in cold and dry weather and so you may want to have it checked out. Without knowing what the rash looks like and its distribution on the body, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Forehead rash that looks like heat rash, took ibuprofen, rash became numb and tight, caused a horrible head ache where the rash is. Sun makes it worse?

Forehead rash that looks like heat rash, took ibuprofen, rash became numb and tight, caused a horrible head ache where the rash is. Sun makes it worse?

There are few rashes: ..that are truly painful. The most common ones are shingles and cold sores. Shingles occur only on one side of the body. Cold sores usually occur on lips & mucous membranes but CAN erupt on normal skin. Since early diagnosis and treatment can shorten the duration and severity of both, medical care is recommended. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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As soon as it starts getting cold, I develop an itchy rash in my genital area, and my scrotum skin feels leathery. Not present at all in warm weather?

As soon as it starts getting cold, I develop an itchy rash in my genital area, and my scrotum skin feels leathery.  Not present at all in warm weather?

Eczema: Could be eczema which is a dry skin condition - usually worse in the winter months. Your description could also fit a whole host of other conditions so I would see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Red cheeks spreading on neck, hands, near diaper. Several tiny bumps on red areas. Had cold 3 days fever settled.Red parts cool then heat up.What is it?

Red cheeks spreading on neck, hands, near diaper. Several tiny bumps on red areas. Had cold 3 days fever settled.Red parts cool then heat up.What is it?

See below: Please take your child to the pediatrician as rash is rather difficult to evaluate over the internet. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Shingles: This sounds like it could be shingles but that usually burns more than you describe a picture would help but i suggest taking it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Leathery skin on scrotum each winter, and feels greasy. Itchy but no rash. Never occurs during spring, summer, or fall.

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Leathery skin on scrotum each winter, and feels greasy.  Itchy but no rash. Never occurs during spring, summer, or fall.

Here are some ...: At least, your well-observed history confirms your seasonal scrotal wall change has not harmed you. Therefore, we may assume such is related with seasonal environmental change; you may take a breath. For management, trying adjusting environmental temperature and moisture may be helpful; however, you may leave it alone or applying 1% hydrocortisone cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 3-5 days and see ...Read more

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Is prickly heat related to hiv?

Is prickly heat related to hiv?

No: I wish they were all as easy to answer. "prickly heat" results from physical damage caused by sweating within plugged sweat glands. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Clusters of blisters on my back. No allergins, started as rash, then itchy, and now blisters with slight itch. Possible heat rash? Work in the heat.

Clusters of blisters on my back. No allergins, started as rash, then itchy, and now blisters with slight itch. Possible heat rash? Work in the heat.

Zoster vs eczema : Clusters of blisters usually indicates herpes zoster. Eczema or allergic contact dermatitis can also present as blisters but not in clusters and u either have eczema or exposure to an allergen. Heat rash is more generalized and would affect wherever sunlight hit:thus includes your arms, face, etc. ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...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