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Prickly Heat Solution
Prickly heat or allergic reaction to opiate painkiller? - painful burning sensation over whole body & face, dry mouth, tight dry throat, racing heart.
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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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
Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .
Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more
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
No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...Read more
Feet cold a lot. Spider veins hurt after hot bath. Both legs turned red, some rash, severe itch. Got better 20 min with cold cloth. Have polyeuropathy?
41 male hairy body. Itching & discomfort on upper back especially after hot water , bath, sweating, cold temperature.Relief after itching no marks seen.
Stages of illness: These are names associated with "heat injury". Cramps are painful tightening of muscles, usually the calves.Exhaustion may lead to fainting.Heat "stroke" , the most dangerous of heat injuries, may lead to death if not treated rapidly with cooling and hydration.All are best treated with shade, cooling and fluids asap. ...Read more
Tough question: If you are asking if icy hot causes that sensation, then "yes". It is a counterirritant like ben gay and basically "overdrives" the nerves so you don't feel pain. If you are saying you have a sensation like when you put it on, then you may be experiencing nerve injury from your conditions called "neuropathy". This can be caused by many things and needs to be evaluated by a doc. ...Read more
Heat from heaters causes dry eye syndrome, can standing near an old fashioned pilot gas heater in room irritate eyes? Skin and eyes feel hot, irritated?
Yes: If they feel irritated, stand somewhere else. ...Read more
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