Heat Rash

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

     

Prickly Heat is the heat related skin condition where tiny, pinpoint, and pink to clear bumps form over a body area like the face or neck. 

It is caused when small sweat particles are trapped in the skin. This trapping of sweat may cause inflammation and itching around the sweat pores. Miliaria is very common in infants but may also occur in adults. This condition occurs especially after repeated episodes of sweating in a hot, humid environment. Miliaria may look like small clear blisters or like gooseflesh. 

There are four types of Prickly Heat:
1. Clear (miliaria crystalline), 
2. White/yellow (miliaria pustulosa), 
3. Red (miliaria rubra), 
4. Deep (miliaria profunda). 



Risks
Anyone can develop Prickly Heat especially when in the certain environments. Some individuals are more prone to heat rash including:
•Babies (infants)
•Children under age 4
•Athletes or people who exercise in hot environments 
•Obese or overweight persons
•Bedridden and non-ambulatory patients
•Individuals with congenital absence or decreased sweating 
•Military troops


Causes
prickly heat, is thought to arise from plugging of sweat ducts and hair follicles on the skin. Occluded sweat glands with trapped sweat give rise to the tiny water bumps seen in this condition. Human sweat (with its high salt content) is a very potent skin irritant and may cause skin rashes. It is important to wash off sweat with gentle soap and water. 



Symptoms
Prickly Heat usually appears as very small pinpoint bumps at the entrances to small hair follicles. In some areas, there may be red or pink patches of skin. More advanced heat rash may have greater degrees of irritation and large welts, hives, and raised red bumps. Some people with heat rash are very itchy while others may have no irritating symptoms. 

Any body part may be affected. Characteristic Miliaria areas include:
•the face, 
•neck, 
•back, 
•abdomen, 
•groin, 
•under the breasts, 
•elbow folds, and 
•Buttocks. 


Benefit of Homoeopathic medicine:-
Correct Immune dysfunction
Increase resistance to the heat rash
Corrects Emotional imbalance
Revives broken down immunity
Relieve itching & rash
Relieve associated infection or allergen responsible conditions 

Get rid of Prickly Heat by short course of homeopathic medicine. Medicines are 100% effective and safe.