Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Prickly Heat Treatment

Treatment of a heat rash includes avoiding the warm environment, avoiding skin lotions, avoiding sun exposure, an air conditioned environment, light clothing, and tepid water baths. The rash usually resolves on its own over several days.

Treatment options for heat rash include:

  • Avoid warm environments.
  • Avoid skin lotions.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun.
  • Light clothes
  • Tepid water baths
  • Retreat to air conditioned environment

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Prickly Heat References
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