Heat Rash: What You Need to Know About Typically Summer Skin Troubles

Published At: 23 December 2019 , 03:37 PM

Warm weather does strange things with our skin: under the influence of sunlight, the skin tans (and sometimes burnt), mosquito bites appear on it (especially when you spend the weekend outside the city), and if there is too much sun, you can get thermal rash "as a gift." What is it, and how to deal with it? The answer is in the material below.

Immediately make a reservation that thermal rashes are generally safe, and when the heat subsides, they usually pass. This, however, does not mean that they do not irritate the person on whose skin they appeared. "Heat rash is a general term used to refer to a condition known to medicine as miliaria," says dermatologist Heather Rogers, Refinery29. "When it's too hot for you, but your skin capped with clothes or a thick layer of oily lotion that sweat can't leave the body, you get a rash."

A heat rash is typical in infants who have no developed ducts of the sweat glands, which makes sweat easily fall into a trap under the skin. But it, as we understood, can occur in an adult as well under a particular set of circumstances. According to the Mayo Clinic, intensive training in a stuffy room, as well as too dense and multi-layered clothing in a hot climate can contribute to this.

This may be due to exposure to internal ultraviolet rays or only a scorching and humid environment, and even intense activity that makes you sweat profusely," explains Janejira Chaiyasit, a nurse at Columbia University. And he adds that most often, a thermal rash appears on the back, chest, or arms.

It is useful to keep in mind that there are three types of thermal rash, the most common of which is miliaria crystallina . It manifests itself in small, transparent, crystalline-like water bubbles on the skin. All this is sweat, which, not finding a way out through the glands, was blocked in its upper part.

A more severe form of heat rash is called miliaria rubra. Everything is the same here, but slightly lower in the epidermis, and this leads to the fact that the outbreak is accompanied by itching, tingling on the skin, and unusual redness that looks like something like an allergy or a sunburn.

In extreme cases, a person can get malaria profound - a rash that occurs when sweat gets stuck in the dermis, the layer below the epidermis, causing the formation of large and hard subcutaneous nodes. In some cases, they are accompanied by lethargy and fatigue as symptoms of the condition.

The good news is that the heat rash goes away on its own as soon as your body cools. "However, if the 

a rash continually showed to heat and sweat; it may continue even further, which connected with the danger of making a skin affection seeing that in this case, a person may require antibiotics or steroid cream.

In general, if you return home after playing beach volleyball or hot yoga, and notice that the skin does not look as it should, then you have no reason to panic. Experts advise taking a cool shower to speed up the treatment of a thermal rash. Or, if you're in no hurry, wait until it disappears.