Allergy or prickly heat

Common Questions and Answers about Allergy or prickly heat

allergies

a few years ago i developed an allergy to the sunlight that wasn't prickly heat (i had it as a child and know what that is). one the sun reaches a certain strength i break out in a few random itchy spots usually on my hands further exposure results in the spots getting larger until they look like blisters, so i use suntan cream and cover up.
Hi, Miliaria, sweat rash or prickly heat, is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes. Miliaria is a common ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the tropics and during the summer season. It occurs when the sweat gland ducts get plugged due to dead skin cells or bacteria. The trapped sweat leads to irritation or prickling, itching and to a rash of very small blisters, usually in a localized area of the skin.
Heat Sugar & Alchohol mixed Stress
Lately I've been getting this in the morning. No new meds, foods, exposures, clothing, body or hair products either. Please help!
Actually I take that back. It could be prickly heat. That would be a yeast infection. Desitin would clear it up.
Hi my body has suffered from feeling hot for a couple of years which use to lead to sweating that was very very unconfortable on lts own, but ever since november 2007 I have had prickly heat all over my body which is very painfall when it happens and it happens all the time because im always feeling hot, but ever since last week the 14th july 2008 i stil have the problem but also have a another problem which is that my body feels prickly all the time every second but its painless, im not even fe
Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be prickly heat or haet rash. Without examination it is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis, but the symptoms are suggestive of prickly heat(malaria) or sweat dermatitis. Prickly heat (miliaria) is an itchy skin rash caused by trapped sweat. It tends to occur on areas of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the breasts, on the inner thighs, and under the arms.
Heat rash occurs when the sweat glands of the skin become clogged due to extreme sweating. Usually this looks like red "pimples" on skin that is kept sweaty. White "goosebumps" occur if the sweat glands below the skin are affected. Skin feels prickly. Heat rash disappears when the person is returned to cooler temperatures or drinks at home and stays COOL and unstressed. Some healthy people get used to Partying in a hot Party/Hotel environment within 2-3 days.
Every time I workout, am in a hot area, or feel anxiety I break out in a prickly heat rash that lasts for about 30mins to an hour. It occurs at least once a day. This has been ongoing for about 2-3years. I went to an allergy specialist, ran test and nothing. This rash began around the time I moved to my new house. No climate change, could it be something in the water? Please help, I've asked the world and haven't received a good answer to date.
Hi, What you describe could be sweat dermatitis or heat rash or miliaria ( prickly heat) or atopic dermatitis. Does the rash increase with sweat or sun exposure? Do you remember any other trigerring factors? You should try to keep the area dry and clean. Try some powder to absorb the sweat. Use a medicated sunscreen lotion - preferably one prescribed by a skin specialist and re apply it every 2 hrs. Apply calamine lotion at the sites. Wash the sites with fresh water several times daily.
Hello, For the past 2-3 days the skin under my right butt cheek, around where the panty line goes, has been feeling weird. It's not so much as itchy as it's prickly. The skin feels inflamed but there's not any redness or rash. I've tried wearing loose clothes and going without underwear in case it was heat rash, but it hasn't helped at all. If anything, the feeling is getting worse. Sometimes it kind of goes down the back of my thigh.
So I've decided it must be some kind of real allergy or intolerance. Did anything seem to trigger your allergy? how long have you had it?
I get this pins and needles feeling all over my body as soon as my body temperature gets warmer or i engage in any sort of pysical activity or if im around alot of heat. I usually have to run out into the cold to calm this feeling or cool down my body with a fan or cold water. It usually occurs in the winter.I also get small bumps on my skin. I tried allergy midicine from the doctor and it didnt have any affect.
Now 5 months later i've been getting a horrible heat rash, the prickly sensation all over. i need to be in a cold place or it gets bad. and i've been avoiding aloe vera. Its been going on for 2 months like this. But i finally found out a drink i have has a very small quantity of aloe vera in it. so i found the culprit, but i have been drinking this for years. Just as i've used aloe in other things before to. So my question is, why have i become allergic to aloe vera.
6) Lastly I noticed that if the room temperature I'm in just barely goes above a certain temperature, I feel that insanely itchy prickly heat sensation kick up out of the blue. I turn down the heat and crack the door open (now that's it's cold outside), and the cool air really helps to settle my skin back down. Drinking hot coffee and tea (or nearly any hot beverage) also seems to exacerbate the itch.
It can be prickly heat or pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis rosea is a common human skin disease which presents as numerous patches of pink or red oval rash. The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and itching. Topical and oral steroids are needed. Water, sweat, and soap may cause irritation and should be avoided in the disease. Topical zinc oxide and calamine lotion are useful for pruritus. Please discuss this possibility with your dermatologist.
No, the after-shower rash doesn't sound like an allergy. Sometimes heat and moisture trigger histamine release--it's a kind of non-allergic hives. You might try taking Claritin 10 milligrams per day for a couple of weeks to see if if that suppresses it. As to your overall sensitivity, I can't explain that or think of a way of relating it to the symptom. As to your ring, platinum allergy is rare. More likely, soap and other things are getting trapped underneath.
I get this pins and needles feeling all over my body as soon as my body temperature gets warmer or i engage in any sort of pysical activity or if im around alot of heat. I usually have to run out into the cold to calm this feeling or cool down my body with a fan or cold water. It usually occurs in the winter.I also get small bumps on my skin. I tried allergy midicine from the doctor and it didnt have any affect.
If you suffer from an episode where the itching can last up to 45 minutes and be unbearable (a deep itching which you cannot ignore and must scratch it) then HEAT SUPPRESSION works. Hair dryer, as mentioned above or put the shower on really hot - HEAT suppresses itch. If you go abroad you notice you probably wont get this condition because the air there is humid unlike the air in the UK also proving it is the cold, dry air which sparks itch.
I am 49 years old with mediom toned skin that tans quite easily and I love the sun. When I was about 19 I developed prickly heat but this stopped after 2 or 3 years. I was convinced this was an allergy to scented sun cream so started to use a non perfumed sun cream which seemed to work. For the past year I have started to get a rash mainly on my hands and feet. It is not very itchy but it feels prickly when I touch the spots on my hands.
if it's a sun allergy? Can it last weeks, or does it usually last only a few days? I get a rash on my arm every year. Last year I actually went to an allergist, and she basically told me all it is is prickly heat. But the other day I was driving home from work, a ten minute commute, and it was around 75 degrees. About ten minutes after I got home, my arm was bright red, and the bumps on the rash were about four times bigger than i've ever seen them.
Hi, This sounds like a heat rash or milaria , though nothing can be said with surety without having a look at the lesions. 'Miliaria (miliaria rubra, sweat rash or prickly heat) is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes. Miliaria is a common ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the tropics and during the summer season. ' 'The prevention and treatment of miliaria primarily consists of controlling heat and humidity so that sweating is not stimulated.
Hi Doc, Since the past 6 months, at any time during the day or night, small patches of red bumps like prickly heat, appear on my legs, hands, back, buttock which itch like crazy and after 15 minutes or so, disappears on its own. I understand that taking an allergy test (blood test) will be misleading. I also have a Golden Retriever Dog which is at home with me 24x7. I dont have carpets or other such things at home to cause the allergy.
Hello, These small itchy bumps can be due to contact dermatitis, allergies, sweat dermatitis or prickly heat. Prickly heat (miliaria) is an itchy skin rash caused by trapped sweat. It tends to occur on areas of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the breasts, on the inner thighs, and under the arms. Tiny red spots with itching and pricking sensation are the characteristic appearance of this rash. Avoid using any lotions and creams for the meantime.
I was told by a doctor i visited about 5 years ago that when certain people go in the sun, there body's produce a chemical, and in my case I produce too much of the chemical which causes the irritation. I also get the same problem occuring when my body temperature increases....bit like prickly heat but 100 times worse. My affected areas are inner arms, shoulders, upper back and forearms and back of neck. I will continue to try and find answers, and if i find anything out will post my findings.
Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be due to solar dermatitis or prickly heat. Apply a good hypoallergenic non perfumed sunscreen with minimum spf 30 atleast half an hour before going out in the sun.If any rash appears then take non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine or Loratadine(Claritin).You may take Vitamin C along with as it is a general anti-allergy supplement. Also apply calamine lotion and a mild steroid cream like dermacort on the rash.
How are you? Heat rash is also known as prickly heat and miliaria. This is usually seen in babies but it also affects up to a third of adults living in tropical climates or during hot, humid weather. This develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters that maybe associated with itching.
Still sounds like sensitivity or even allergy to the sun, or at least a prickly heat sensitivity. I have something similar, so I have to avoid excessive sun exposure. Besides, I simply burn too easily as well. It sounds like you should supplement your vitamin D because of this issue. The Vitamin D Council suggests between 2,000 iu to 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily for most healthy adults. Because you are likely sensitive to the sun, you should definitely monitor your vitamin D levels.
Hi, It could be eczema, sweat dermatitis, allergic reactions or miliaria - prickly heat. You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .
MedHelp Health Answers