Heat Rash Topic Guide
Heat Rash: Heat rash (prickly heat) is a red or pink rash caused by plugged sweat glands. Symptoms include welts, hives (urticaria), raised red bumps, or itching. Treatment can include washing the area with mild soap and rinsing. See a doctor if it does not improve. To prevent heat rashes, wear light, absorbent fabric, and stay hydrated.
Heat Cramps Heat cramps occur when a person is working or exercising in a hot environment. The cause of heat cramps is not well known, however, those at risk are infants and children, the elderly, those without proper air conditioning in hot environments, alcohol use, and certain medications. Heat cramps generally do not require medical attention, however, if heat exhaustion or heat stroke is suspected, seek medical care immedately.
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