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    Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat, which can be very painful and cause blisters and charred, black or red skin. Read more →

    i have developed a white rash on my upper body and arms, it itches like mad, at first i thought it was heat rash/ prickly heat, but ive had it nearly 2 weeks now and its not getting better, it looks like i have goosebumps all over and some are now looking slightly infected ( due to me itching) i have tried, E45 cream, oilatum, hydrocotisone cream, and tea tree oil and cool showers, is there anything else i could use or should i just go to the doctors?





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    This sounds like keratosis pilaris. It's a very common genetic skin condition in which your body is producing too much keratin which forms hard plugs around the hair follicles. It isn't health threatening, and unfortunately there isn't a cure for it. The best thing to do is moisturise your skin daily to make it seem softer. If you are worried that it might be infected, I would insist you go and see a doctor and have him prescribe you some cream and antibiotics.

    Hello I'm 15 and I have suffered from heat rash 2 years in a row while on holiday in Cyprus. I do not get it at all in the UK and I do not sweat that much either. I get it on my chest, arms and back (sometimes at the very top of my leg) - it seems to be that it is around where my bikini lines are. It really annoys me because I want to enjoy the sun and get a tan, but I can't. My question - how to I get heat rash if I don't sweat profusely? Also what can I get whilst I'm abroad to make it actually disappear so I can enjoy my holiday?





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    Hi, i suffer from heat rash every time im on holiday and a lady told me a spanish woman once told her to go to the beach and scrub over the rash with sand, using it as a body scrub and it would take the dead skin off then rinse in the sea. I went down to the beach for the day and did it a few times throughout the day and i couldnt believe it when i started seeing a difference! You need to give the rash a good scrub though! I do this every time i go on holiday and it gives my skin a lovely glow also :)

    I get prickly heat extremely serve, especially abroad and in the UK sometimes. I have been to the doctors and they simply said I was allergic to the sun and should stay out of it, and they gave me a course of steroids. I always take anti-histamines before I go away to make sure they are in my system and whilst i'm on holiday, but find that I still get prickly heat. I do tan normally but also go red at times. I've heard that using sunbed's before going away can help and also Clarins Sun Care Cream High Protection For Sun-Sensitive and Piz Buin Allergy Lotion can make a difference? If anyone has any advice i'd really appreciate this!





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    I think it depends on the individual for what works. I just got back from a week in Tenerife and used Piz Buin Allergy and had quite a lot of heat rash! I ended up buying a SPF 30 oil which worked fine. A lot of sun creams end up blocking the pores and causing heat rash or making it worse, key ingredient to avoid is Aqua. I always take antihistamines before I go and while I am there as well and Aloe Vera gel is perfect, put that on and stand near the air con for a while.

    I have huge itchy blisters on my hands a nd feet which i beleive were triggered by the sun. Is this prickly heat as the rest of my body is barely affected. i have had prickly heat on my neck and chest in the past, but this is unbearable.This time i have been taking antihistamines and have tried eurax to stop the itch, but no creams or tablets seem to work. This seems to be a yearly event as soon as the sun shines i'm not even sure if the ones on my feet are chillblains as my feet get freezing in the evening! Help!





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    I have suspected PLE and i get the same symptons as you aswell as on my face.The cream they have given me is Uvistat 50 and is available in boots for £15 or cheaper on the internet, i know its pricey but it does work. I had to walk around all summer with coat and leather gloves on which is very hot but also embarrassing. Hope this helps.

    Hi. Noticed over the last month small white bumps on the shaft of my penis which after some research am pretty sure they are fordyce spots, the thing that is worrying me is that there are about 3 fairly close together that are a little red and only in one area. These dont cause me any pain or discomfort and none of the spots have got any bigger in size since i have noticed them. I have also suffered from what looks like a heat rash on my lower stomach and a small part of my pubic area, didnt know if this had anything to do with it at all or weather it purely was just a heat rash. Any help would be greatly appreciated to put my mind at ease. Thank you again.





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    Hi, like William, i also have the cysts behind my ears and have had them for about 10 years, there are a few in the actual ear lobes but mainly just behind. I have tried lots of diffrent things. My doctor put me on antibiotics for 3 months but nothing worked. I am a bit weak when it comes to hospitals for surgery as i have a REAL issue with injections, its not a pain issue it is a real phobia to them..I read that certain shampoo helps so i tried some and found head & shoulders did take the inflamation down but the cysts remained. Then some people said heat cream like deep heat helps and again same result as the shampoo. The problem is that the experts say not to squeeze them but sometimes you have to otherwise they leak and the most unexpected times and its very embarrasing, I have tried lots of different antiseptic creams to try to help but nothing works. If anyone out there can tell me of a cream or over the counter medicine that could help or any natural remedy i would appreciate it.





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    I have one on my chin, where an old scar used to be and have been told to apply warm flannels as they soften the puss inside, helping it to be reabsorbed. It sounds as though yours are continuously infected. Once infected they have a tendancy to reoccur. Your doctor can inject steriods or I would opt to have surgery to be honest. Maybe your doctor can send you to a thereapsit to get the fear for needles sorted, then go for the op?

    Can going on sunbeds before holiday prevent you from getting prickly heat?





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    I suffered with this horrible problem for about 15 years. Beta-carotene tablets 2 weeks before seemed to help. Then I found Piz buin allergy sun lotion, fantastic! Never use anything else. Plenty on before exposure, no itching occurs. I now have about 5 sunbed sessions (stand up, 6 minute sessions) before I go away. After exposure to the sun I put plenty of natural aloe vera on. No prickly heat for me now. Try taking an antihystamine each day of the holiday also. Good luck, hope this works!

    I have eczema very mild but have suddenly developed regular skin rashes. This appears over the majority of my body including face and is unbearably itchy and is red raised bumps with white heads which dont have any pattern. My doc has given me 180mg antihistamine but even then the itch is bad. I have been patch tested and have a mild reaction to nickel sulphate. The first outbreak was after having a severe sore throat/viral infection. The second time was weeks later and the only trigger i can find is possibly after drinking wine. I have seen several doctors/dermatologists and have been prescribed a number of medicines including protopic, aveeno, double base and oilatum shower gel, steroids. This condition seems to get worse in heat and at night time. It was suggested it may be urticaria. Could this be also be caused by stress? it feels like prickly heat.





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    Yes eczema can be exacerbated by stress as well as diet. Allergies can also play a major role. Hydration is key to getting your eczema under control. Believe it or not, Crisco has healing properties and is a healthy natural option for moisturizing right out of your bath or shower. Here is another option which can has virtually eliminated eczema for on of my sons. Its truly miraculous and without a prescription. Good Luck! http://www.freederm.com/

    I have suffered with prickly heat since I was literately a new born baby and have never ever found a cure or even anything that helps sooth it, I get it that bad I have scared some of my skin scratching. It affects my back chest and shoulders and the itching and prickling sensation is honestly ruining my life! I dread summer every year as I am plagued with this itching that just doesn't go away. I've had every tablet, cream, lotion and gel the doctors or pharmacy has to offer, 1 year it got that bad I even went to hospital as it lasted 2 weeks straight ! I don't get a rash just this intense itch every time the suns out! My parents would never take me on holiday growing up because of the pain I suffer from even slight sun exposure, I am now 20 and going on my first holiday in a few weeks I've been taking me tablet to prepare my skin for the climate but I am currently suffering prickly heat from the english sun and I am terrified how bad it will be once I am aboard PLEASE can someone help, doctors just fob me off!





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    i can honestly say i could have wrote that . it ruins my life all summer long i avoid doing anything other than staying in doors i only have to walk to the shop in a tshirt and it kicks off the blisters are so itchy im going abroad for the first time in years september and im dreading the thought but its a big birthday celebration ( and why should my life revolve around a rash )my advice is there is no cure but i do find some comfort in the take piriton all the summer time 3 tablets a day never miss keep in the shade wear loose fitting long sleeved tops (cotton) have long cool baths and showers in and out the pool on a regular basis use a organic not water based sun cream hopethis helps you

    Im 14 and my penis curls upwards im pretty sure more than it should, i also have little lumps on it like it's heat rash. Someone explain please?





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    "That's what you get when you lodged your laptop in your lap, but you don't have any buffer so you keep getting heat rash." I have some 5 herbal remedies I wanna share that you Can Use as heat rash treatment. 1. Marigold 2. Lavender 3. Witch Hazel 4. Aloe Vera 6. Houseleek See. http://irritating-heat-rash.blogspot.sg/2014/10/5-herbal-essences-you-can-use-as-heat.html





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    I used to suffer badly and have been around the world. I discovered Coppertone Sport continuous spray which is a sun filter and waterproof ( amazon) also P20 - once a day sun filter works, from superdrug or airport duty free shops. They dont block the pores and therefore skin can 'breathe' do not use cream or oil based sun protection. I also take Benadryl starting 1 day before I go and continue one a day whilst away. Cool off in the sea or pool, Sun protection mentioned is waterproof. Dont moisturise i,e, after sun until evening and shower before applying the protection in the morning. Read the labels and wait the specific time before exposing. Sounds a hassle but really worth it and gives excellent tan - be sensible and do not burn. Happy holidays

    my age 32 year, Sir my problem face & head sweat very much, during speak, eat meal, worked very much. My body heat up suddenly & heat going up to head, my ear red & heat up during body heat up & sweat coming very much





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    Hey man, I had the exact same thing as you when I was your age. I used to get prickly heat so bad, anything would trigger it, school was a nightmare and exercise was impossible. At the moment I'm writing his I actually have got it at the moment, across my stomach, BUT since I turned 17/18 it gradually started to vanish. As I said I still get it but only very rarely, I would be surprised if it still bothered me at all in a few years. Anyway what I'm saying is just try not to worry about it too much (if you're anything like me stress triggers prickly heat, so thinking about prickly heat will give me prickly heat), keep yourself clean, maybe invest in some exfoliating body scrub, and you shouldn't get it any more after a while, though it might take a long time. I think it's a puberty thing

    I hate being like this seeing everyone else enjoying the lovely weather and I'm stuck inside because I cannot handle the itching soreness that prickly heat gives me. I work at a school and yesterday I hid out of the sun and still ended up with the worst prickly heat I have ever suffered from like the man said before I feel like prickly heat is ruining my life I sat and cried last night I was so itchy and irritable :(





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    Try magicool plus prickly heat spray from super drug, godsend!! Also exfoliating before the rash starts helps as it removed dead skin. I no longer suffer with it on my arms,just my shins and my chest. Piz buin allergy didn't help me but uvustat and p20 sun cream is supposed to help

    I started suffering prickly heat about 3 years ago. I am 24 now. I used to play allot of sports outdoors and I never seemed to have a problem. I find now that it causes more issue in humid conditions, not only in summer but also in winter. I have to wear a suit and tie for work and this seems to trap in the heat. When I walk around the city and come back into the office it seems to be particularly bad. Almost unbearable. Isn't there a way to unblock the seat glands? I have tried scrubs and stuff, non of that seems to get rid of prickly heat. I would honestly pay $10,000 to get rid of it forever. Who ever comes up with that treatment will be rich!





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    Use an anti bacterial soap when taking a bath. After the bath, grab an Aloe vera gel and use it on your body wherever the prickly heat arises. Use wheatgerm oil too. Use Aloe vera the first day, wheatgerm the second day. Just remember to buy it from a good seller because some people give fake products and rebrand them. This prickly heat arises in dry conditions, not humid conditions. Because it is dry, the sweat glands are blocked. P.S: In case that worked for you,I'll give you my bank details lol xD

    To whom it may concern - i really need some help - i think i might nbe allergic to heat as whenever i get hot my body feels as though it is beinf poked with thin needles kind of like a prickly heat. I do not get any spots and i dont sweat - all that happens in my body gets hot and i get a wave of pain across mostly my back. It happens when i do exercise or near a radiator at home. I am concerned as i like exercising and i have had to stop due to this pain and i am supposed to be going away and i am scared the heat will make my journey horrible. This has only started recently but its rather distressing





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    I have the exact same problem, whenever I get hot it gets really painful like Nicola said feels like being stabbed with loads of needles, I can usually tell when its going to start as it usually kicks of with a tiny part of my face or toes the goes into overdrive on my back and chest. Its really painful and annoying as can happen several times a day. If anyone knows any information about this I would really appreciate it.

    It is normal! Think of it this way. The friction from the stimulation/ rubbing builds up heat. There is a lot of blood flow to the area. The heat has to go somewhere.

    Ive starting developing prickly heat where the weathers been so hot recently, my mum says its prikley heat, but it feels as if its burning almost and it is on my shoulder and my upper back, i was wondering if theirs any sort of cream or medicine to get rid of it?





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    Yes simple, plan ahead take Allergy tablets, for skin. I worked out its my skin getting used to the hot weather, every year I take tables for my first dose of sun, as I love it and after that I'm ok. Now I take allergy tablet all through me holiday. Also helps with insect bites. I have also found that the rash moved around my body as I got older, it started on my face as a child, to knees, back of my hands, backs of knees etc. I hope this helps.

    I have recently been to alcudia and suffered from Prickly heat. I seen a sun care adviser who told me the ingredients was the cause or some cause to prickly heat and advised me to but their product - natural tone that didnt contain aqua. As an after sun i was advised to buy rosehip aloe lotion. I found the sun cream really heavy, thick & stayed white on my skin & the after sun was ok but not sure if its the return home and being out of the sun which has improved the condition. Can anyone recomend a good sun cream & after sun? I am going to egypy in a few weeks i want a tan however i dont want prickly heat :(





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    Hi Carrie..I too can suffer with it. Cheaper brand sun lotions can bring it out or mixing lotions like a cream and then applying an oil as the sweat glands get blocked. A good quality sun cream like Ambre Solaire has always worked for me and I have experienced prickly heat with Piz Buin and Malibu. I also find showering between bathing days but actually giving the skin a good exfoliation helps to unblock pores so use a shower sqeedgie or rough sponge etc to remove build up from pores. I sweat alot whilst sunbathing and toweling it off or dipping in and out of the pool also helps. Stay away from cheap sun tan lotions..personally Ambre Solaire or Nivea have always worked for me in the past.

    I have read all the comments about prickly heat , i fully agree with everyone how it spoils your holiday. Ihave 2 holidays in the near future and although i should be looking forward to them i,m not due to the dreaded prickerly heat . I have suffered for at least 20 years and have tryed most things! please can you help suggest anything. Many thanks.





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    I have very itchy skin my tights legs arms and chest and after itching like heat lumps appear but this is constantly itching I use e45 cream but that doesn't help and it's not a heat rash could I get your help please?





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    Hi I think I have finally found a cure!!! I took anti histamine (loratadine) for 2 weeks before I went away and during holiday. I bought some fancy pants sun tan lotion - ladival. I used sun bed 4 times before I went (I'm not a fan of sun beds, i never use them but the sun angel scans your skin to give u the right dose) and then slapped some fake tan on before I went so I didn't feel the need to sun bath. Not only did I not get heat rash on holiday which I normally get really badly, I've now stopped taking the anti histamine and no sun tan lotion in 30 degree heat in UK and still no heat rash! I'd normally be covered by now! Thought I'd share this for the benefit of others

    hello, i also suffer really bad from acne and by the sounds of it yours is heat spot, i get them so much on my forehead and you will get a routine of them coming up when its hot and you are sweeting. I cant really advice anything as im in the same boat but with the heat spots you need to make sure you are cool and not comstantly hot/sweeting.

    I had prickly heat for years until one holiday in the canaries I met a lady who sold products specifically for helping prickly heat. You can purchase from certain hotels in the canaries or go online and order direct from Suncare Central. Their products aren't cheap but are fantastic prickly heat free for 11 years! Wouldn't go on holiday without all are additive free so don't block your pores. Web site well worth a visit, you won't regret it!





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    I very much agree with this comment. I also had very bad prickly heat and blisters whilst on holiday in the canaries and I also met a lady who sold products specifically for prickly heat - Suncare Central. I purchased products whilst in the canaries and I know order all my products online and wouldn't go on holiday without them. I have been prickly heat free for 3 years (since using them) they are additive free, slightly expensive but well worth a try and money well spent

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    I very much agree with this comment. I also had very bad prickly heat and blisters whilst on holiday in the canaries and I also met a lady who sold products specifically for prickly heat - Suncare Central. I purchased products whilst in the canaries and I know order all my products online and wouldn't go on holiday without them. I have been prickly heat free for 3 years (since using them) they are additive free, slightly expensive but well worth a try and money well spent

    I used to get terrible prickly heat when I was younger. As I did not want this to ruin my honeymoon 20 years ago, I took a course of homeopathic urtica urens tablets before I went. Amazingly I didn't suffer from any symptoms that year and haven't had prickly heat since.





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    Hi i started getting prickly heat at the age of 45 I find having a Turkish bath a couple of times before I go away helps as it get rid of all the dirt and in yr paws, also aloe sun cream from amazon,I haven't had prickly heat so far since fingers crossed

    Sounds like it could either be Sebaceous Cysts or Dermoid Cysts, which are found either on the scrotum or up the shaft. They either removed with surgery (local aesthetic and a small incision to remove the Cyst) or heat pads (heat treatment).

    Well I get really mad heat rashes on my arms, neck, face and sometimes legs. I researched it and I found out that heat rashes comes because the sweat glands are blocked. It is really itchy, red and takes a while to go. It also means that I cant spend too long in the sun which is annoying being that summer is coming. Please help!





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    over the past year i have been sweating really badly on my hands especially in the hot heat like when we went on a walk with the school in the hot heat my hands were so wet with sweat that i had to carry a hand towel around with m eto dry them on as i couldnt hold anything iwth sweaty hands





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