Symptoms of Heat Rash

The following features are indicative of Heat Rash:
  • fluid-filled blisters
  • bumps
  • red rashes

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Common Causes of Heat Rash

The following are the most common causes of Heat Rash:
  • overheating
  • physical activity
  • prolonged bed rest
  • immature sweat ducts
  • hot, humid weather

Risk Factors for Heat Rash

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Heat Rash:
  • newborns
  • physical activity
  • tropical climates

Prevention of Heat Rash

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Heat Rash. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • wear soft, lightweight, cotton clothes
  • avoid tight clothes
  • stay in shade
  • keep sleeping area cool

Occurrence of Heat Rash

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Heat Rash cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Heat Rash can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Heat Rash can occur in any gender.

Doctor for Diagnosis of Heat Rash

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Heat Rash:
  • Dermatologist

Complications of Heat Rash if untreated

Yes, Heat Rash causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Heat Rash is left untreated:
  • inflamed, itchy pustules

Self-care for Heat Rash

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Heat Rash:
  • Loose, lightweight clothing: Avoid moisture from skin
  • Use calamine lotion: To calm itchy, irritated skin
  • Stay in cool areas: To avoid heat rashes

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Heat Rash

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Heat Rash:
  • Calamine lotion: To soothe itching
  • Anhydrous lanolin: To prevent duct blockage and stop new lesions from forming

Patient Support for Treatment of Heat Rash

The following actions may help Heat Rash patients:
  • Family support: Dress baby in loose, light clothes

Time for Treatment of Heat Rash

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Heat Rash to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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