I have a bad heat rash
I have a bad heat rash, it has been 2 weeks while on holiday and then 10 days since I have returned and it is not getting better or going away.
It it very painful, feels like someone is constantly cutting me. I have been using calamine lotion and baby powder.
What can I do to a) relieve the pain and b) heal the rash?
Sorry to hear that you suffer from heat rash. This type of
skin rash, also called prickly heat rash, occurs when the ducts of the sweat
glands become blocked and swell. The sweat produced cannot get to the surface
of the skin to evaporate, causing inflammation that results in a rash.
Heat rash usually fades away when the skin is allowed to
cool. However, treatment is required if the areas become infected. The signs of
infection include pain, increased swelling and redness which does not resolve. In your case I would suggest that you book an
appointment with your GP. He can examine the rash and then he will be able to
prescribe an effective treatment for it as appropriate.
Answered by Health at Hand nurses.
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