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What are the causes of heat rash?
It is uncertain why some people get heat rashes and others don't.
The sweat gland ducts can become blocked if excessive sweating occurs, and that
sweat is not allowed to evaporate from a specific area. Some examples of how
blockage may occur include the following:
Creases in the skin like the neck, armpit, or groin have skin touching
adjacent skin, which makes it difficult for air to circulate, and prevents sweat
Tight clothing that prevents sweat evaporation.
Bundling up in heavy clothing or sheets. This may occur when a person
tries to keep warm in wintertime or when chilled because of an illness with
Heavy creams or lotions can clog sweat ducts.
Babies have immature sweat glands that aren't able to remove the
sweat they produce. They can develop heat rash if they are exposed to warm weather, are
overdressed, excessively bundled, or have a fever.
Heat rash may occur as a side effect of some medications (for example,
[Accutane] or clonidine [Catapres]).