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Get Rid of Prickly Heat, Prickly Heat Rash Causes and Symptoms, Dr Rishi Parashar

my name is dr. Rishi parasha I'm a

senior consultant dermatologist at Delhi

sir Gangaram Hospital prickly heat rash

heat rash or sweat rash are all the same

there inflammations found on the skin

during summer and humid months of the

year about 30% of our population during

summers has some kind of a itchy

uncomfortable rash all over the exposed

parts of the body as well as the covered

parts of the body and they can happen in

small children patients who are

immobilized people who are working in

hot humid environments or people who are

wearing tight too many layers of

clothing during summer seasons wherever

the sweat gland is blocked this kind of

a heat rash will come there are various

kinds in small children we have malaria

crystalline a kind of prickly rash which

happens in small children where the

sweat gland leaks sweat out in the

topmost layer of the skin this happens

in children it looks like a crystal

the other one is militare rubra which we

commonly call as prickly heat this is

also this wetland leaving behind sweat

in the topmost layer of the skin called

epidermis then red itchy and this is the

most common one that we see in the

people around the neck groins armpits

all the folds of the body as well as the

covered areas of body which are under

sweat and under occlusion next one is

the malaria profunda wherein do you have

the prickly rash happening deep inside

the skin it takes several weeks to come

back and sometimes when it gets infected

it is called malaria the Tuscaloosa

we're in bus like pustules are formed

there and this requires antibiotics for


teaching redness great deal of

discomfort a lot of tingling sensation

as a pin pricks are happening and

sometimes even slightly painful tender

lesions are also harmed prickly hate

rash is happening in hot and humid

environment anybody who gets away from

hot and humid environments is at an

advantage saying even one or two hours

in the air conditioned or air-cooled

environment will give a lot of relief

wearing of non-irritating clothes are

not wearing rough clothes pure cotton

Airy loose clothes will also help not

applying too many soap bars or any kind

of abrasive cleanser will also help then

you can use calamine lotion although I

tell my patients that after the initial

improvement with the calamine lotion

when it dries up it gives more

irritation application of very mild

topical steroids

along with antibiotics which are mixed

in them will also give a lot of relief

if the patient has malaria or the

prickly heat which has gotten infected

by Staphylococcus then we need to give

antibiotics orally also and use of

antihistamine tablets wherein the

itching can go down will also help but

staying away from heat and humidity and

wearing loose clothes and keeping cool

environmentally would help a lot

small children who are in tight clothing

kept very protected by their mothers

plenty of blankets on them can develop

malaria how do we recognize that it is

malaria not other kinds of bacterial

infection is it will not happen around

the follicular area wherever the hair

follicle is coming out it will not


people with parently says people with

bone problems people with heart attacks

or any other way where the people the

patients cannot move around they will

also have malaria on their back or other

areas which are totally pressed between

the body and the bed so these are the

people then people working in close

environment like factories or other

things where the ventilation has not

good the heat is too much and the

humidity also increases maybe in months

of June late June and early July they

are more prone to get malaria we have to

keep away from hot and humid area even

one or two hours in the air conditioner

or the air cooler will help the patient

immensely removal of wet clothes tight

clothes wearing of pure cotton Airy

loose clothes will help the patient the

long way application of calamine lotion

though controversial still can be used

by the masses use of antihistamine or

antibiotics along with in extreme cases

local topical steroid creams along with

antiseptics or antibiotics will help the

patients with malaria