May 25, 2016

Heat Rash

Heat rash facts

  • Heat rash occurs when the skin's sweat glands are blocked and the sweat produced cannot get to the surface of the skin to evaporate. This causes inflammation that results in a rash.
  • Common symptoms of heat rash include red bumps on the skin, and a prickly or itchy feeling to the skin (also known as prickly heat).
  • The rash appears as reddened skin with tiny blisters and is due to inflammation. It often occurs in skin creases or areas of tight clothing where air cannot circulate.
  • Heat rash usually fades when the skin is allowed to cool. Medical treatment is necessary only if the area becomes infected.
  • Heat rash can be prevented by avoiding hot, humid conditions, wearing lose fitting clothes and using air conditioning or fans to allow air to circulate. Continue Reading
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Reviewed on 11/3/2015