Heat Rash - Symptoms and Treatment
Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather. This results in tiny bumps surrounded by pink or red area on the skin. It usually occurs on clothed parts of the body, such as the back, abdomen, neck, upper chest, groin or armpits. As the bumps burst and sweat is released, you may feel the prickly or stinging sensation. It can occur at any age, but is most common in young children and in overweight people who have overlapping folds of fat. The condition isn't usually painful but it can be annoyingly itchy, and some of the pimples may be tender to the touch. The heat rash goes away on its own within a few days but severity of the disease may lead to fever, heat exhaustion and even death.-- Heat rash occurs most often in hot, humid conditions, but you may develop it in cool weather if you are overdressed. The condition usually appears a few days to a few months after exposure to a hot, humid environment. It's most common in infants. Active people, newborns in incubators, and bedridden patients with fever also are more likely to get heat rash.
Causes of Heat Rash
Common Causes of Heat Rash :
Symptoms of Heat Rash
Some common Symptoms of Heat Rash :
Treatment of Heat Rash
Disclaimer : All information on www.healthatoz.info is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor.