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Heat Rash Topic Guide

Heat Rash Heat Rash:

Heat rash (prickly heat, miliaria) is thought to be due to plugged hair follicles and sweat ducts on the skin. Overexposure to a hot environment, for example, working or exercising in a hot environment, are causes heat rash. There are three types of heat rash, clear, red, and deep.

Signs and symptoms of heat rash include itching (prickly heat), red bumps, blisters, or large welts on the face, neck back, stomach, buttocks, groin, or the fold under the breasts.

Home remedies for heat rash include first aid, cool baths or showers, and avoiding skin-to-skin contact. OTC and prescription medications may be necessary for treatment.

People at risk for heat rash include infants, children younger than four years of age, and people with congenital decreased sweating, are overweight or obese, are bedridden and unable to walk, and the elderly.

Heat Rash Topic Guide - Visuals

Heat Rash Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

hydrocortisone and lidocaine topical Hydrocortisone And Lidocaine Topical

Hydrocortisone is a steroid that reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

triamcinolone topical Triamcinolone Topical

Triamcinolone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

loratadine Loratadine

Loratadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, wate...learn more »

cortisone Cortisone

Cortisone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »