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Heat Rash (cont.)

Conditions That Are Not Heat Rash

Many other rashes can look like heat rash. Some of these other conditions include:

  • Folliculitis (a bacterial infection of the skin commonly with "staph")
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Allergic rash
  • Medication reaction or drug eruption
  • Grover's disease (also called transient acantholytic dermatosis-causes itchy bumps on the abdomen and chest that worsen with heat)
  • Niacin medication (in some individuals, cause a temporary overall body flushing and heat rash like appearance that improves in a few hours)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

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