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When is heat rash most likely to happen?

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Heat rash happens most often in hot, humid conditions. It's most common in infants. Active people, newborns in incubators, and people on bed rest with fever also are more likely to get it.

From: What Is Heat Rash? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heat Stress."

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

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

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

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

Health Direct: “Summer skin rashes."

CDC: “Heat Stress – Heat Related Illness.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 26, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heat Stress."

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

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

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

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

Health Direct: “Summer skin rashes."

CDC: “Heat Stress – Heat Related Illness.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 26, 2017

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