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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is heat rash?

This is a condition where areas of skin are itchy and inflamed as a result of excessive sweating, which blocks sweat glands.

Symptoms of heat rash

  • Skin Itching

  • Heat rash

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for heat rash

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose heat rash

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have a heat rash?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

Treatment for heat rash

Keep the skin cool by wearing light, loose clothing and avoiding hot baths. Calamine lotions and steroid creams can help if symptoms are severe.

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