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Rash Heat Underlying Cause

Heat rash is caused by dead skin cells that plug the sweat glands. Sweat builds up in the gland, underneath the skin. This causes swelling of the sweat glands, which results in a rash.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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