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Had itchy bumps for a week now after going biking w/ sunscreen. Seem to be clear/flesh colored until I scratch them and they turn red. Is it heat rash?
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Maybe
It is possible, depending on location of the bumps/rash.
Areas under clothing or heavy perspiration are potential sites for such rashes. If on outside skin areas where sunscreen was applied, may be assoicated with contact allergy to the sun lotion or its preservatives contained. Do not scratch them. You may try use of 1% hydrocortizone cream (cortaid) applied 2-3 times a day... No scratching.

In brief: Maybe
It is possible, depending on location of the bumps/rash.
Areas under clothing or heavy perspiration are potential sites for such rashes. If on outside skin areas where sunscreen was applied, may be assoicated with contact allergy to the sun lotion or its preservatives contained. Do not scratch them. You may try use of 1% hydrocortizone cream (cortaid) applied 2-3 times a day... No scratching.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Heat rash
It looks like heat rash.

In brief: Heat rash
It looks like heat rash.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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