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Miliaria is the medical name for what condition?

Prickly heat (or heat rash)  (+ info)

question about miliaria?

does anyone possibly know a cure for miliaria? i absolutely hate this, i cant even play any sports or run because of it. So can ANYONE out there possibly help me? P.S im going to the doctor soon but i just wanna see if someone could help me sooner.
not malaria, theres a difference look at the spelling

Since the cause is overheating of the skin in a moist environment, the cure would be to keep the skin cool and dry. When playing sports, have a shirt on that wicks the sweat away, and some baby powder to help absorb the sweat. Also, stay hydrated so that you don't overheat.  (+ info)

miliaria crystalline?


i have the mildest type of miliaria which is miliaria crystalline

i was just wondering,
since i have this, (i experience this on my underarms) and one of the preventions is avoiding hot climate or excessive sweating
how can i do this if i live in a tropical climate and i do yoga and exercise a lot.

i know it disappears and goes away. but i'm just curious and i want to know if it will eventually STOP SHOWING UP
i know that the sweat glands or pores are blocked.. but will it always be blocked when i sweat?


I wonder if you really have what you think you do. Obviously, the included pix are not pix of you, but are standard internet info. Since you say you have it in the arm pits, I'd doubt that you have miliaria there, as that is a location more prevalent with apocrine glands and not eccrine glands. I would either include a real pic of your problem, or show it to your local dermatologist.  (+ info)

How do I beat prickly heat or miliaria?

I have severe miliaria. I can't sweat, and whenever I get even a little hot, I get bumps all over my body. I have had it for 2 months and it seems to be getting worse. I cannot exercise or even get too excited or I will break out. I know I am supposed to avoid getting hot, but that is impossible. I can't just stay in an air-conditioned room for three months and hope it goes away. I have to work, and I get hot at work frequently. I always have to run to the bathroom and pour cold water all over my body. It is embarrassing and very frustrating to deal with. I have purchased lanolin cream, but I don't think it does anything. My doctor hasn't heard of miliaria. Does anyone know what I can do to make this go away? thanks.

Rich - As you know, miliaria is an inflammatory disorder of the skin characterized by redness, eruption, burning or itching, and the release of sweat in abnormal ways (as by the eruption of vesicles) due to blockage of the ducts of the sweat glands ; especially : prickly heat
To avoid blocking the skin openings of the sweat glands, you should avoid putting any lotion or cream on your skin as this could make it worse.
Almost everyone is aware that exposure to high levels of heat is, to some varying degree, detrimental to human health. There are various levels of heat stress. Almost everyone understands that heat stress is lessened by taking rest periods to allow the body to cool down, and that workers must be properly nourished and hydrated. No work should be performed at temperatures greater than about 92 degrees F.
In some cases, there are psychological demands that accompany work, and these mental demands add to the possibility that a heat-related injury might occur. The most important thing an employer can do is to know the full range of temperature and humidity of the workplace. If the conditions are prone to significant variations, some device or method must be incorporated--and continually monitored--to ensure the worker is not exposed to excessive temperatures. Formerly, the standard method for measuring the heat index was the "wet bulb/dry bulb/globe temperature" (WBGT) method. Today, there are numerous electronic devices on the market that are exceedingly more accurate and user-friendly.
At work or while exercising, wear cotton garments to absorb sweat; avoid nylon and rayon which hold on to heat and moisture. Your workplace boss should have a plan to avoid heat stress. Good luck!  (+ info)

what is impetigo and miliaria?


Malaria is caused by a bite from the female Anopheles mosquito. Then the female bites, she injects the malaria parasites into the bloodstream of the victim. There are four types of parasites that cause malaria. They are: P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae and P. falciparum.

When the parasite is in the bloodstream, it travels to the liver. Once inside the liver, it multiplies at a very high rate. Within a week or so, up to 40,000 parasites flow back into the bloodstream, where they continue to multiply and begin to destroy red blood cells.

Symptoms of Malaria

There are many symptoms of malaria and not every individual experiences all the symptoms. The symptoms are divided into three distinct states.

* The first stage is called the cold stage. Symptoms of this state are sudden chills, and sometimes violent shaking.
* The second state is called the hot state. This state is characterized by a high fever and rapid breathing. The fever may reach 107° F.
* The third stage is called the wet state. This stage is characterized by excessive sweating.

Can Malaria be Treated?

Yes. Your doctor can prescribe medication that can result in a complete recovery. If left untreated the infected person can develop infection in the brain, so-called cerebral malaria, and result with fever and coma.


Impetigo is a skin infection. Impetigo usually affects preschool- and school-age children. The infection often occurs during the summer months. Impetigo may affect skin anywhere on the body. However it usually occurs in the area around the nose and mouth.

What causes Impetigo?

Impetigo is usually caused by one of two bacteria: Group A streptococcus or Staphylococcus aureus.

Symptoms of Impetigo?

The most common symptoms of impetigo are: blisters that may burst, ooze fluid, and develop a honey-colored crust. The blisters may also itch.

Impetigo Treatments

The most common treatment is an antibiotic ointment. Your doctor will prescribe this for you.  (+ info)

Every time i exercise or the weather is hot i get rash... anyone knows????

I was thinking of miliaria Rubia or prickly heat but the rash doesn't look quite similar an mine disappears soon after i stop feeling hot or i regain my breath from exercising. For now i don't see any bumps my skin just changes color, it turns red. Any help will be appreciated thanks.

Those are called Heat Rashes try to emmediatly take a quick shower and cleanse the body after u so ur skin is purified.

P.S {♥ Nira J}  (+ info)

After hot baths/exercise I get weird white lumps on upper body?

They cover most of my chest and some of my arms. Quite small, and completely painless. They disappear by themselves after a few minutes. Think it could be a type of miliaria? Any advice on clearing it??
I know it sounds like goosebumps but it's not. There are large numbers of small white lumps all over my chest. They fade after a few minutes by themselves. They started appearing about 6 months ago. I think they are a form of miliaria.

I don't know the skin condition but they are probably just blocked pores that become aggravated by the heat. If they go by themselves, it probably has a direct relationship to your body heat. Just sooth the skin with a moisturiser! ;)  (+ info)

So, what exactly is this skin condition I have?

I've been outside and in the pool this summer. This is an area between my thighs. Is it just eczema, prickly heat/sweat rash, or miliaria?


And how can I treat it?

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Skin condition caused by heat?

For the last few years, whenever I am in a very hot environment for a prolonged period of time, my hands and lower arms break out in bumps. The severity of the breakout depends on how long I've been in the heat. There are usually two kinds of bumps...small puss filled blisters on the palm of my hand and smaller bumps on the back of my hands and lower arms. The latter makes my skin feel rough.

The bumps don't itch or hurt. My skin goes back to normal in 2 or 3 week after the bumps have "dried" and the skin flaked away.

I don't think that this is a heat rash (Miliaria) because it doesn't really match the symptoms and is confined only to my hands. Could be wrong though... Whatever it is, it's very annoying and causes me to avoid heat like the plague.

You may have a form of eczema. Have you talked to your doctor or a dermatologist about this? That would be the best place to go for an answer because they can see you in person.  (+ info)

when i get hot i itch?

For the past couple of years whenever i get hot my whole body starts to itch, it is more of a burning itch, in extreme itching small red dots maybe 1mm will appear on the bottom of my arms then go away when the itching stops. On my chest if have small red dots all over it, they are constantley there, http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-1434786740 it looks something like this, once i start to sweat it usually goes away, i usually shower once a day at night and when i shower i just wash under my armpits and in other place with soap, i don't wash my arms, chest or back or legs with soap because i was scared it would dry out my skin and i thought dry skin was causing me to itch. I have now narrowed to 2 thing that i think might be causeing this, either atomic determius (spelling?) or miliaria rubra, but these are just assumptions, it is also worse in the winter months.

It sounds like it could be Atopic Dermatitis (aka Eczema). If this is what it is, then quick, but cooler showers are the way to go. I suggest using Ivory soap because it washes away dirt & oils, & is non-drying. The soap also lacks irritating scents & additives. Then lightly pat your skin dry, do not rub. Use over-the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream (simple & generic is good because it lacks extra additives like alcohol, camphor, or menthol---these will burn). On the rest of your skin, use a good moisturizer such as Eucerin or even Vaseline. Be sure to read the ingredients to avoid chemicals that will burn. Benadryl tablets can help decrease the itchiness, & will help you sleep better. Do this for awhile. If ineffective, see a regular doctor for a stronger prescription steroid cream.  (+ info)

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