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.
Eczema Eczema is a term frequently used to describe any sort of dermatitis. Causes of eczema is generally accepted to be genetically inherited. Common triggers of atopic dermatitis include soaps, detergents, solvents, lotions, sweating, Staph bacteria, use of plastic or rubber gloves, or rough wool clothing. Treatment for eczema can be avoidance of irritants, OTC anti-inflammatory creams, prescription steroid and anti-inflammatory creams, and in some cases, antibiotics.
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