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I have a severe itch in my right armpit along with rash in same area. Have had this for about 2-3 weeks. Thought it may be a heat rash?

I have a severe itch in my right armpit along with rash in same area. Have had this for about 2-3 weeks. Thought it may be a heat rash?

Armpit: It is likely to be from heat and sweating, an antifungal cream can help, sometiems you need to combine it with a steroid to stop the inflammation, see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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2 mnth old has heat rash, baby acne which never goes away. Is there any remedy other than aquaphor? His doc isn't worried but there's no improvement.

2 mnth old has heat rash, baby acne which never goes away. Is there any remedy other than aquaphor? His doc isn't worried but there's no improvement.

Patience: Your doctor is right not to be worried. These "baby rashes" go away over time and nothing really speeds that up. Too much meddling can cause bigger problems. Leave the "acne" alone. It will go away - it takes TIME. ...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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Can heat rash spread?

Yes it can: It can spread if the heat and sweating continues, which causes the heat rash to start with so if you want to prevent the spread use airconditioning or fan and avoid heat and humidity. ...Read more

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Does heat rash spread?

Does heat rash spread?

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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How to stop heat rash itch?

How to stop heat rash itch?

Cold compresses: For immediate relief cold compresses with milk on a paper towel to remove the heat from the skin. Oatmeal baths are soothing. Topical steroid lotion can also help. As a preventive an absorbent powder such as zeasorb. ...Read more

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Does heat rash always itch?

Not always: There may be discomfort with heat rash, but is usually not described as itching. Always remember though, symptoms will vary greatly between patients, and itching is possible. ...Read more

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What will help a 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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How can I treat a heat rash?

How can I treat a heat rash?

Cool and dry: Try any of the various powders like gold bond or cornstarch to keep everything cool and dry. ...Read more

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What can I use for a heat rash?

What can I use for a heat rash?

What are you calling: a heat rash?- multiple skin conditions: rash, chafing, low grade fungal rashes, viral rashes etc- are often called heat rash: get examined. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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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