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What does heat rash look like?

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Heat rash looks like tiny bumps surrounded by red skin. It usually happens on clothed parts of the body, such as your back, abdomen, neck, upper chest, groin, or armpits. And it usually gets better once your skin cools off.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heat Stress."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Prickly Heat."

Ely, J. American Family Physician, March 15, 2010.

O'Connor, N. American Family Physician, January 1, 2008.

Habif, T. Clinical Dermatology, 5th ed, Mosby, 2010.

Health Direct: “Summer skin rashes."

CDC: “Heat Stress – Heat Related Illness.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 5, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heat Stress."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Prickly Heat."

Ely, J. American Family Physician, March 15, 2010.

O'Connor, N. American Family Physician, January 1, 2008.

Habif, T. Clinical Dermatology, 5th ed, Mosby, 2010.

Health Direct: “Summer skin rashes."

CDC: “Heat Stress – Heat Related Illness.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 5, 2019

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