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Don't sweat easily + Heat Bumps/Rash - Prickly Heat - Miliania?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 20, 2007
  • 10:49 PM

Hello!

I believe I develop miliania (heat bumps/heat rash/prickly heat) very VERY easily. If I am in a tanning bed for 10 minutes, exercise/workout for minimum 5 minutes, or am outside in 70+ degree Fahrenheit weather for just a few minutes my skin reacts oddly.

I should mention I do not sweat easily, never have. I don't have the need to wear deodorant, I just don't sweat.

However, if I do any of the above listed activities, I get clearish-whiteish bumps ALL OVER my chest, stomach, back, and arms. I've never gotten them on my legs nor face. If I scratch them they pop easily and just clear liquid like sweat comes out. Sometimes they don't go away for a day or so if I don't pop them.

It's like my skin can't sweat properly, it always gets trapped. Why would that be? What causes this? What can I do to prevent it? Is there any skin disorder that causes sweating problems?

Please help! Thank you for your reply.

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  • I have the same symptoms. I have tried my doctor and a specialist with no luck. They gave me Allegra in case it was an alergy it did not help. If you find anything please post, and If I find anythiing I will post.
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  • I get the same thing, except I only get them on the knee areas of my legs. They look like little pimples so I pop them when they appear. But when I stay inside for a few days, like for example, an inactive weekend, I dont get them. So when I pop them they turn red and take about a week to finally dissapear. However, if I don't pop them, they swell up and turn bright red and get sore to the touch. If anyone finds out anything about this; what causes it, how to get rid of it, anything. Please tell me. Thank you
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 08:27 PM
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  • I have the EXACT same symptoms! I don't sweat easily AT ALL. I guess instead, I just get Miliaria! It's so odd, it's like the sweat can't come out and just gets stuck right under the skin, accumulates, and makes a tiny blister. Because if you scratch it and pop it, it's full of sweat. They're not all that bothersome really. It just concerns me that my body is retaining the sweat and what kind of effect that could have. It certainly doesn't seem healthy! If anyone finds out any information or anything that helps, please contact. I would greatly appreciate it!Thank you,KeleighBarbieKeleigh@aol.com
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    • February 15, 2008
    • 06:14 AM
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  • I don't get the pimple bumps, I do get red dots on my legs, but they go away in a day or so. I get the "pin pricking" feeling in my legs and chest area when I'm in the tanning bed. When I started going to the tanning bed, it didn't react like that, but I came home and exfoliated my skin, thinking that I would tan better if my dead skin was off. After I did that, the horrible pricking feeling came on! Once that's over with, I have this horrible itching going on the rest of the day until I can get home and immediately jump into the bath. If anyone has any ideas to get rid of the pricking feeling while I'm in the tanning bed, please let me know!
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  • Unregistered in pain, do you use tanning lotion with tingle power in it? If you get tingle lotion, it will make your skin red, blotchy, itchy and it burns. It can last for hours. I think that I have those sweat bump things because the other day, I worked out for an hour and I was sweating really bad. Later on that night, I washed my face and my forehead was sore and had little bumps on it. The next day they looked like little pimples with clear fluid in them. I've never had anything that looked like that before. I didn't pop them for fear it was molluscum because I had that years ago. They are still there though but I think I'm gonna leave them alone. I hope they go away on their own soon.
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  • Yep i get the same thing... not very easily though, has to be the right combination of factors. Usually if I travel to a totally different climate + physical activity while wearing clothing that does not breath well. not much you can do about it, it's a form of heat rash, google around and you'll find it. I just try to wear very breathable clothing when doing sports and it works for me. not tight fitting, but sweat wicking materials and they should be worn loose, not baggy or they don't work but not tight.
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  • I got mine when i was 15 like 15 and a half i'm 16 now... Basically they don't effect me that much because I take vitamins and in the shower don't run super hot bath water that will effect them to.Keep your house air conditioned and don't scratch or pop.. Because it leads to infection read about Prickly heat.God Bless
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  • uhg. im 17yrsold and i kind of have the same thing. i dont get white heads or anything. i just get this red pin sized dots. i get heat rash when i get hot. or whenever i get embarassed i get hot and the rash starts up. it basically feels like needles are poking every inch of my body! and it also feels like when ants bite you. OUCH! its very irritating knowing that i cant do anything to stop it. ive been on so many medications and all they did was make me gain weight. so if anybody has any advice that would help me.
    jeronocon 1 Replies
    • September 24, 2008
    • 03:42 AM
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  • has anyone looked into information about clogged pores, Getting itchy and prickly when warm combined with not sweating much or at all seems like pores could be clogged. I get VERY itchy/pin *****s like prickly heat, but once I get warmer and start sweating the unpleasantness subsides, the more I sweat the better I feel and the less it happens. There are things you can do to unclog your pores like sit in a sauna, and avoiding lotions heavy with oils, exfoliating. I found some information about clogged pores here. http://www.heathives.com/2009/04/03/could-bacteria-candida-yeast-or-skin-be-clogging-sweat-pores/Also allergies, or toxins in sweat. There is some information on that and clogged pores here. http://archives.chennaionline.com/health/Homoeopathy/2006/04homoeo83.aspHopefully some of this information helps someone, I'd definitely mention it to a doc or skin specialist if you have the chance, since I'm sure there could be other causes to, or a treatment better suited to you.
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  • well i get these bumps too but mine are not white there just little bumps i get on my arms somtimes even on my chest or back but i havent had them there for a good while.well this happends when i feel heat and and its wierd because i never had them before when i was playing sports but now iam not really active in outdoor activities but when iam the bumps come out and get itchy but will only last until i cool down or untill i start sweating ... i hate it because it could happen when iam with my girlfriend and iam trying to hide them because there not to attractive. i think its just caused by clogged pores but i really want to know what it is and how to prevent from getting them!??
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  • I get the same little clear bumps on my chest and arms after i sweat and im pretty sure its called Miliaria crystallina. It is not bad for the skin and usually goes away in a couple of days.
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  • I was hoping to find an answer but looks like we might all be in the same boat.I hardly EVER sweat. When I do, it is during extreme workouts and is a full-body "sweat" that is odorless and makes my skin itch like crazy. I do not sweat under my arms.I also have really sensitive skin and use fragrance free detergent. Not sure if this has any connection. :\
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  • drink more water use less saltHello!I believe I develop miliania (heat bumps/heat rash/prickly heat) very VERY easily. If I am in a tanning bed for 10 minutes, exercise/workout for minimum 5 minutes, or am outside in 70+ degree Fahrenheit weather for just a few minutes my skin reacts oddly. I should mention I do not sweat easily, never have. I don't have the need to wear deodorant, I just don't sweat. However, if I do any of the above listed activities, I get clearish-whiteish bumps ALL OVER my chest, stomach, back, and arms. I've never gotten them on my legs nor face. If I scratch them they pop easily and just clear liquid like sweat comes out. Sometimes they don't go away for a day or so if I don't pop them. It's like my skin can't sweat properly, it always gets trapped. Why would that be? What causes this? What can I do to prevent it? Is there any skin disorder that causes sweating problems? Please help! Thank you for your reply.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 00:59 PM
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  • uhg. im 17yrsold and i kind of have the same thing. i dont get white heads or anything. i just get this red pin sized dots. i get heat rash when i get hot. or whenever i get embarassed i get hot and the rash starts up. it basically feels like needles are poking every inch of my body! and it also feels like when ants bite you. OUCH! its very irritating knowing that i cant do anything to stop it. ive been on so many medications and all they did was make me gain weight. so if anybody has any advice that would help me.It sounds like you might have uriticaria. It usually appears when heat or exercise is involved. My doctor prescribed me with anti-histamines to take each day or before exercising. They worked for awhile. It can also be related to stress or other underlining skin conditions like eczema. Try to stay away from E colourings in food and drink lots of water. Speak to your doctor about anti-histamines that may help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2009
    • 02:49 PM
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  • Mine is similar but not completely the same. I am allergic to heat. Whether it's hot shower, hot tea/soup, the sun, or warming up before working out; I would get very itchy, to the point like ants' biting me. I heard about a doctor in Taiwan and he drew my own blood and mix with his medecine and injected back to my body. I felt 70% better. But he said that I need to do this once every month for total of three times. I could not take off that long so he gave me medicine intead. He said that the medicine is very bad for my liver and kidney so I should avoid taking them unless it's absolutely necessary. That was 8 years ago and now the allergy came back out of nowhere. I'm going back again to be treated...I'll ask the details so I can share with everyone.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 09:46 PM
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  • Hello! I believe I develop miliania (heat bumps/heat rash/prickly heat) very VERY easily. If I am in a tanning bed for 10 minutes, exercise/workout for minimum 5 minutes, or am outside in 70+ degree Fahrenheit weather for just a few minutes my skin reacts oddly. I should mention I do not sweat easily, never have. I don't have the need to wear deodorant, I just don't sweat. However, if I do any of the above listed activities, I get clearish-whiteish bumps ALL OVER my chest, stomach, back, and arms. I've never gotten them on my legs nor face. If I scratch them they pop easily and just clear liquid like sweat comes out. Sometimes they don't go away for a day or so if I don't pop them. It's like my skin can't sweat properly, it always gets trapped. Why would that be? What causes this? What can I do to prevent it? Is there any skin disorder that causes sweating problems? Please help! Thank you for your reply. You could have psoriasis. People with psoriasis don't sweat. Get it checked out, definitley. You don't want to get heat stroke. Good luck!
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  • I have the same symptoms. I have tried my doctor and a specialist with no luck. They gave me Allegra in case it was an alergy it did not help. If you find anything please post, and If I find anythiing I will post.I have this problem mostly from outside heat during work. I scrub my legs with one of those body wash puff things everyday to get any access skin off. Before i get in the heat i powder my legs down with lots of corn starch that helps keep them dry. It doesnt stop it completely but it helps a lot. Also wearing shorts to air out seems to keep them from popping uptoo.
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  • i'm 19 and i have had a similar problem since i was 17, i get red skin and the needle feeling if i do sports, stay in a warm area or do some thing stupid, some times the skin actualy goes all bumpy and red/white, it help if i sit still in the shade, but some times if i cycle / sport realy hard it gets realy anoying but then ends sudenly, its been hapening more and more lately, i love to sport and i have a job in wich i have to talk to alot of people(so i can stand still itcing in a corner)can any one give me some advise on this?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i'm 19 and i have had a similar problem since i was 17, i get red skin and the needle feeling if i do sports, stay in a warm area or do some thing stupid, some times the skin actualy goes all bumpy and red/white, it help if i sit still in the shade, but some times if i cycle / sport realy hard it gets realy anoying but then ends sudenly, its been hapening more and more lately, i love to sport and i have a job in wich i have to talk to alot of people(so i can stand still itcing in a corner)can any one give me some advise on this?Same here man it developed in high school when I was 18 I used to play sports . Now that im 19 its still here and its tough getting a job with this odd skin disorder its like every time my body undergoes any source of heat that even being from nervousness i will start to get itchy and red with small bumps in my neck,face,chest,arms,back,legs,and feet. Its really starting a toll now. The Doc at first thought it was the parasite Scabes at first but that was not possible considering that I live in a very clean house. He then figured it might be some allergic reaction but that also has to be wrong since the meds he prescribed didn't work. So with a bit of searching on the net I have come down with two results:1. Chronic Prickly Heat rash (I say chronic because it has lasted about 2 years going on 3!)2. Urticaria (I sure hope its not this one)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello!I believe I develop miliania (heat bumps/heat rash/prickly heat) very VERY easily. If I am in a tanning bed for 10 minutes, exercise/workout for minimum 5 minutes, or am outside in 70+ degree Fahrenheit weather for just a few minutes my skin reacts oddly. I should mention I do not sweat easily, never have. I don't have the need to wear deodorant, I just don't sweat. However, if I do any of the above listed activities, I get clearish-whiteish bumps ALL OVER my chest, stomach, back, and arms. I've never gotten them on my legs nor face. If I scratch them they pop easily and just clear liquid like sweat comes out. Sometimes they don't go away for a day or so if I don't pop them. It's like my skin can't sweat properly, it always gets trapped. Why would that be? What causes this? What can I do to prevent it? Is there any skin disorder that causes sweating problems? Please help! Thank you for your reply.i get the same thing but just on my arms and stomach the doctor said it cold be keratosis pilaris, but when i checked it out it didnt seem like that was the problem. it only happens when its really hot or when im in the gym i never really sweat rither
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