Heat-Related Illness - Heat Cramps Symptoms

What were your symptoms of heat rash, and what was the treatment?

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Heat Rash

Heat rash is a skin irritation that occurs in hot, humid weather. It is caused by profuse sweating, which can lead to the blockage of sweat ducts. It can occur at any age, but is most common in young children.

What are the signs and symptoms of heat rash?

Heat rash appears as a cluster of small red pimples or blisters. This skin irritation can be itchy. It typically occurs on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the breasts, and in the elbow creases.

Pictures of heat rash in children and adults
Pictures of heat rash in children and adults

What is the treatment for heat rash?

The best treatment for heat rash is to avoid a hot, humid environment and to try to remain in cooler, less humid conditions. Try to keep the affected area dry, and wear light, loose clothing. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort, but avoid using ointments or creams because they keep the skin warm and moist and may make the condition worse.

Treating heat rash is simple and usually does not require medical assistance.

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