Patient Comments: Heat Rash - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with heat rash.

Comment from: kate, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I live in England and every summer I get a heat rash it is not so bad when I wake up in the morning, but towards midday it becomes very red and angry looking. It starts off as a few itchy dots on my hands and the more I scratch it, the more it seems to spread until it goes right up my arms and sometimes onto my chest. As soon as summer ends the blister like spots dry up, but I have found some of the bigger blisters have left scarring. This year I have been using a cream called Aciphex which is for burns. I find this helps to cool the rash and stops the itching for a while.

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Comment from: Mark, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 29

I get a rash if I change from a cold to warm temperature quickly, such as if I go for a run, my body heats up and a rash forms. Antihistamines help take away the itchiness, but not the rash. It seems to have almost all the regular heat rash symptoms however it only lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and then it is gone. I can't seem to find anyone that suffers from the exact same thing or any way to prevent it.

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Comment from: 13-18 Female Published: May 26

I have noticed this about two days ago. I was outside during school and I looked down at my arms and realized a rash all over them. It is bright red and it only comes out when I'm outside. It has gotten hotter this past week and it's about 90 degrees out. I do tend to sweat some, but not terribly. Whenever I scratch it, it gets redder. Whenever I go back inside, it goes away after about an hour or so and we keep our house very hot. They say kids 0-4 or 65 and older get it but I'm 14. Are there any cures to get rid of this? How did I just start getting it?

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Comment from: rwsrgs, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

I get heat rash constantly in my groin area between the crease in my legs and my testicles. I have tried medicated powder and sprays to alleviate it, but, it keeps returning. I can go a few days and it gets better with medicated powder or a spray and then it will return.

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Comment from: glortul1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I can go outside in the sun for more than 10 minutes and a rash will start to appear on my arms top side and face and neck. I had it so bad once had to go to the doctor and was told that I was allergic to the sun. I do not believe this I just have to limit my exposure. The rash is very red and hot and I get sun burned when exposed to the sun for long periods and my skin dries and peals off.

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Comment from: worried mother 25, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 18

My son is a year old and recently broke out all over his body with a rash that looks like light pink spots. Is this heat rash? It doesn't look near as bad as the slide show picture. He hasn't had any fever or symptoms of sickness. Just a rash.

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Comment from: Nibana , 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I have sensitive skin and I have the heat rash on my two arms and on my neck it is not really getting better and I've had it for about four weeks. It seems to be getting a lot of white flakes around it. I've been putting on Vaseline and baby oil, but it seems like its not doing anything.

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Comment from: cb3016, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 12

My back breaks out when I wear my bulletproof vest for extended periods of time. I wear an undershirt under the vest and the problem seems to never stop.

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Comment from: lala, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I'm outside almost daily from 9:30-11:30 am. I've been wearing sunscreen, but not putting it on my face, assuming I didn't need it. However, these last few days, I've noticed a series of pimple-looking things on my skin, centered on the left side of my face starting from next to my brow, down to my chin. When outside, that's the side of my face that's usually facing the sun. I thought I was breaking out, until a friend of mine mentioned she had a heat rash on her leg. Then everything kind of clicked. I'm really aggravated that I can't do anything to make them go away, they're almost worse than zits.

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