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HELP.. heat rash like symptoms.. but i dont think it is?

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 11 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2007
  • 08:04 AM

well... hello im jamie.. im a 16 y/o australian male.. very active.. pretty fit..

But I developed a rash.. symptoms are like heat rash.. EXCEPT I HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER A YEAR!.. when i first got this i was on a school camp in melbourne.. and we stayed at a hotel..

After this trip i started developing this rash. it started out being mild.. just a little bit of it.. so i thought maybe i got bitten by something. Then it got pretty bad, so i went searching and found that it mite be heat rash. Went to the doctors and he said there is nothing he can do about it. but we got blood tests which showed nothing..

I have changed washing powder, soaps, shampoos but nothing..

It appears when i am nervous, startled, scared, exercising, in the sun to long, in water/river/pool/beach to long, in hot stuffy places, or when im hot. Sometimes i will get a hot flush before i get it. Or if im out playing a bit of basketball for 5 minutes, then i will get nothing, but then if after playing for 5 minutes i come inside where it is hotter i will break out in the rash.

Also during playing sport or exercising i wont be affected as much as when i stop..

I get it a fair bit because im active. But i tend not to be so active now because its very annoying when it get the rash. It itches and stings. I get it all over my body, and it starting on my face and neck now. When i first got it, it was only on the abdomen area, then spread to my arms and thighs, and now it is my whole leg, whole arms, back/chest and now my face and neck and head.

the rash appears as raised red bumps on my skins.. vary in size.. when skin is taught they are white. When i scratch nothing comes out.. they dont pop.

They disappear after i have been in a cool or nice temperatured place. can take anywhere from 15 - 50 minutes to clear.. then its like it never happened..

any help would be appreciated..

i should be going to the doctors this week.. so if u have any suggestions that i can put forward to the doctor... it would be handy :)

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  • Could be scabies...is it on your arms, too..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • scabies would not go away, so ignore that....
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • anyone?.. please help..to add to it.. i hardly sweat.. a bit on my face and from my armpits but that is all..i suffer from acne on my upper back.. not severe tho.. also a few little ones on my face.. i suffer from hayfever and i have gotten hives from eating nachos and nacho dip.. i also have a little patch of eczema on my back.. the doctor said that if it doesnt bother me (which it doesnt really) then there is no use for creams because it will probably just come back after i stop using the cream..But the eczema patch does act a lil funny when i get a mild/severe case of the rash.. it will go all sensitive and tingly type feeling..hope someone can help..thanx..Jamie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hypersensitivity to the sun? It's a miserable rash. Called a sun allergy.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • jamie again..well this is sorta like what i have.. but i think that im allergic to maybe sweat.. or i cant sweat because the ducts are blocked and it causes the rash..the sun allergy sounds very far from what i am having..any other opinions ?thanxjamie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look up urticaria (from the Mayo Clinic site) and see the pictures. Hope this helps.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • It would still be nice to have a doctor look at it while it is there. It just sounds so much like scabies, but maybe you just get a little relief when it's cool. It could be a fungus, maybe, too. Sounds like you need another doctor.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • its jamie..thanx heaps rad-skw.. im now pretty sure this is the condition i have.. i have read the symptoms and looked at pictures etc.. and it seems like thats wat i have..i will goto the doctor and ask about wat he reckons.. and maybe i can goto a dermatologist for some better help..thanx all..any other input is still greatly appreciated..jamie..
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  • Jamie,If you're still out there itching, I remembered reading about your symptoms when I came across this, while researching my symptoms:http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_derm/prickly.cfmIt says, in essence, that what you describe may be prickly heat or heat rash--because what happens with prickly heat (a more permanent or prolonged form of heat rash) is that the sweat glands become blocked and the sweat/heat gets trapped under the skin.Hope you're already cured, though! Lynn
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2008
    • 08:27 PM
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  • Are you using old sun-block? More than a year old? I had some on once and went into an outdoor hot tub and the next day I had a rash which a saleswoman in a store identified for me! She said old sun-block will block the sweat glands. I had forgotten about it until I read your posting.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 00:30 PM
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  • Have the docs check your hypothalmus. Your body regulator may be off so you react abnormally to even mild temp changes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2008
    • 05:13 AM
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