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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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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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Have a rash that looks like a heat rash. Never had it before. not itchy. spreading. Help! ?


Have a rash that looks like a heat rash.
Never had it before. not itchy. spreading. Help!
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Hard to: offer advice since you did not describe the rash. It may as well be a heat rash. if you develop symptoms seek help ...Read more

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My 9 month old has rash only on his back looks like heat rash but we live in a cold climate?

My 9 month old has rash only on his back looks like heat rash but  we live in a cold climate?

Could irritation: Could be irritated from clothing and detergent used. Baby on back a lot get some sweating. Sometimes detergent left in material after wash can irritate. Try a double rinse cycle on child's laundry and skip dryer cloths like bounce. ...Read more

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My son has a rash it looks like hives or a heat rash what can I do?

My son has a rash it looks like hives or a heat rash what can I do?

Hives: He could be allergic to some kind of food por is he on any medication? OTC lotion or cream Might help but if persistent Take him to his doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Red rash on face and arm that looks like heat rash/prickly heat. What can I do to make it go away?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like i have chicken pox. What's wrong?

I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like i have chicken pox. What's wrong?

Pustular rash: This could be folliculitis or an irritated infectious rash from rubbing between your skin surfaces. I wonder if you've been hot and sweaty lately? Since it's spreading you should show a doc since it needs to be stopped. There are other things it could be like out of control fungus, contact allergy (any new deodorants?) or less likely the start of some viral infection--I doubt chicken pox tho. ...Read more

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13 month old has a rash on his face. It looks like a heat rash, and he scratches it which makes it worse. He's 34 lbs.

13 month old has a rash on his face.  It looks like a heat rash, and he scratches it which makes it worse.  He's 34 lbs.

Moisturize, benadryl (diphenhydramine): It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it, but if it itches and is small try some moisturizing cream such as aquaphor or vaseline to keep it from getting too dry. For symptomatic relief you can try 5ml of Benadryl every 6 hours as needed. Here is a dosing table. http://www.stlouischildrens.org/articles/kidcare/diphenhydramine-benadryl-dosage-table. ...Read more

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A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

See below: You need to seek medical attention soon as this rash is spreading as it could be allergic, infectious, or even autoimmune in origin. ...Read more

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My daughter came home from her fathers with what looks like a heat rash around her neck. What's the best way to treat this?

Info for you: If it is a heat rash, here is how to treat and prevent it: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview Of course it could be something else such as a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Self-test: Try antifungal powder couple times a day for a few days--if improvement, that is likely what it is. If not, see your dr or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My 5 month old is cold and sweating and keeps getting bumps on her that looks like a heat rash what could be the cause?

My 5 month old is cold and sweating and keeps getting bumps on her that looks like a heat rash what could be the cause?

Sweating with rash: You should take your daughter to your doctor for an examination to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

I have a lump about the size of a pea on the back of my head right above my hairline. I also noticed a rash on my neck that looks like a heat rash.

Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured and the skin around it is now getting infected. You may need to see a dermatologsit and have the cyst removed and then take a 10 day course of oral antibiotics ...Read more

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I have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

I have what looks like a heat rash covering belly chest and back, is this heat rash or could it be something else? All the red bumps are raised

See below: Heat Rash(Miliaria) occurs from blockage of sweat glands. Excessive sweating leads to overhydration of the outer layer of the skin, which is composed of dead cells. The excess accumulation of dead cells blocks the sweat glands and cause sweat to accumulate under the skin. This causes small papules(bumps) and vesicles(tiny blisters) to appear appear. SEE:..http://bit.ly/1CW6vnd ...Read more

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For two days I have had what looks like a heat rash on my face. Tiny bumps on my cheeks and forehead. No heat exposure and very itchy. What is this?

For two days I have had what looks like a heat rash on my face. Tiny bumps on my cheeks and forehead. No heat exposure and very itchy. What is this?

Rash: Unfortunately, rashes are highly dependent on being visually examined. Plus, more history is needed. Therefore, reconnect by ordering a Health Tap Prime consult or see your local physician. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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