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What are the symptoms of heat rash in children and adults?

The common symptoms of heat rash are red bumps on the skin, and an itchy or prickly feeling to the skin. These are due to inflammation of the superficial layers of the skin and the prickly sensation is similar to the feeling of mild sunburn.

The symptoms of heat rash are the same in infants and adults; however, since an infant can't complain about the rash sensation, he or she may be fussy.

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Comment from: Redwrangler, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 08

My 18 year old son woke up one day and felt heavy and had a headache. We assumed it was a flu bug. A week later the headache (back of his head) worsened. We went to the hospital and was told it was migraine. We knew better as he does suffer from migraine. Three days later, we went to urgent care. He was given a shot of Toradol with little relief. Next day, to the emergency room (ER), CT scan, IV fluids with multiple medicines and nerve blocking shots. Approximately three days later, went to the neurologist. He was sent back to the ER and admitted. He had MRI and spinal tap. It was viral meningitis. We are waiting on results from infectious disease department as to the origin. Now my youngest is sick with flu type virus. We are watching and waiting.

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Comment from: Annieo, 75 or over (Patient) Published: January 29

My heat rash is a mess of small pimples and some bigger with what looks like liquid in them. I cannot wear my bra because the skin in the fold is so red and so sore.

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