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wierd heat rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 14, 2006
  • 05:07 AM

hi im jamie,

About 3 months ago i started getting heat rash. at first i thought i had got bitten by something whilst sleeping because it was after i had stayed in a hotel.

Then after a few weeks it kept appearing, it only appears when i am exercising and get hot. Then i thought it was due to the washing powder that was being used, or the soap/shampoo i was using, but it was none of these.

About 5 weeks ago i went and saw a doctor and he said that there was nothing i could do and that when i exercise the blood gets watered down and that may have been wat was causing it.
He said i should get some blood tests and he also checked out a suspected excma spot on my back. He prescribed some cream for the excma. I got the blood tests and they came back normal.

I still get the rash and ive already had it today after i was playing some basketball outside. I am very active and this heat rash gets very annoying as it appears when ever i am playing sport etc.

Is there anything i can do to stop this heat rash ??
Does the excma have anything to do with it ??

please help!

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  • HI Jamie,I read your letter. I have had a rash similar to what you are describing for years now but without any success in having it resolved. Mine comes out on me when my body gets heated up and unfortunately has left me very conscious of it as it comes out all over my body and over my face. I have also noticed that it comes out on me if I get very tired and emotional etc. I have tried everything from dermatologists, antihistamine drugs and chinese medicine and so far without any success. It's as if I get a hot flush and you can feel your blood and skin heating up and before you can do anything your skin starts to get blotchy red with pimples and is also itchy. have you ahd any success in finding a cure in the meantime ?.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 00:18 AM
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  • I don't know if this occurs all over the body but if it happens to the face only and it stays red and itchy for a prolonged period of time, it could be Rosacea.
    eQuinox` 11 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 02:51 AM
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  • remove your body hair with nair for men (the little white ones you dont really see) & preoxide to dry them out. you will look like a plucked chicken at 1st lots of little pimples in the affeced area take cod liver oil tabs and vitiaman c some hot bathing or a suna (no creams they will block up your pours in your skin) (hot bathing)will open up the pours in the skin .then dry them out this may fix your problem lemon drys them out too if your a greenie or a hippy. the hair is the main problem good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 09:51 AM
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  • I get the rash also, I never got it when I was younger it started about the age of 26, I am in the military and I exercise allot and right before I get sweaty I feel itchy especially at my fore head then my chest. Also when I am driving in the car if I have the heat on, or shower, or standing in front of crowds. It does not look like roscera(oops spelled it wrong) because usually that it raised this is flush to skin. I don't know about removing all my hair and taking fish oil. Does this sound like anyone's symptoms?
    outdoors30 1 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 02:15 AM
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  • every single time i start to get warm, my whole upper body including my face and head get really hot and itchy, its an unbearable itch and i have to stop whatever im doing, whether it's working out or having sex. my skin becomes red and blotchy and stays that way for about twenty minutes. It kind of feels like that insulation fibre, but thats not it. This has occurred for about two years with little explanations from doctors. This has nothing to do with dry skin, as i hve tried everything with no results at all. I've noticed others have posted the same problem and hope someone has a n answer for me. Also, my skin does not become raised or bumpy, just red and blotchy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 03:16 PM
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  • also, with my problem , there are no pimples. Just red itchy blotchy skin that seems to happen underneath, not on top where it might be dry or anything.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 03:19 PM
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  • hey its Jamie again..still I've had no luck.. been to the doctors with them still not knowing wats wrong.. they keep suggesting heat rash, but i have read up and heat rash is supposed to go away within weeks. I have had mine for nearly a year. i ate to much nachos and dip and broke out in hives. which then went away. For about a week whenever i got the heat rash it turned into hives. Its gone now.The weird rash is still affecting me and like irishman i get the hot flush rite before the rash. The weirder thing is sometimes i don't get it during playing sport, depending on the environment and temperature.I am showering twice a day to keep my skin clean and non oily.
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  • Dustin S/Others,I read your symptoms and my experiences are Exactly similar. I take two medicines to combat the symptoms and the rashes have gone away since taking them. I take Toprol and Ranitidine. Quality of life has greatly improved. Suggest speaking to your doctor.I got the rash when I was exercising, when I was startled by something, when eating a spicy food, etc. I believe the rash happened by a trigger that increased my heart rate.PD
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  • Hey,Thanx for u reply PD.. will goto the doc and see wat he says..Jamie.
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  • HI Jamie,I read your letter. i haveheat rash but not a lot i got it because im really hot i rubbed some cream and its going away.so if i were u dont try to get to hot and dont scratch it
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  • I get the rash also, I never got it when I was younger it started about the age of 26, I am in the military and I exercise allot and right before I get sweaty I feel itchy especially at my fore head then my chest. Also when I am driving in the car if I have the heat on, or shower, or standing in front of crowds. It does not look like roscera(oops spelled it wrong) because usually that it raised this is flush to skin. I don't know about removing all my hair and taking fish oil. Does this sound like anyone's symptoms?I get a type of heat rash on my face. It's bumpy the size of pimples but not pimples. It itches and i scratch. it makes my face very red and am starting to get scars. I cant stand it cuz it itches badly. I have it on the sides of my face, cheeks and sometimes chin. It doesnt constantly itch all day but it does itch. Very bothersome too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2008
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  • I get the rash also, I never got it when I was younger it started about the age of 26, I am in the military and I exercise allot and right before I get sweaty I feel itchy especially at my fore head then my chest. Also when I am driving in the car if I have the heat on, or shower, or standing in front of crowds. It does not look like roscera(oops spelled it wrong) because usually that it raised this is flush to skin. I don't know about removing all my hair and taking fish oil. Does this sound like anyone's symptoms?I have exactly the same symptoms as outdoors30, I also started getting the rash around 26 years old and have now had it for 4 years, it's intensity has fluctuated over the years but has never gone away and doctors are no help, they always say wait it out (because they don't know what it is), I think 4 years is long enough, it's not going away by itself. If anyone has any solutions I would love to know. Thanks.
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  • loratadine was the fix i found for the same problems i see in almost every posting hear.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 07:18 PM
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  • It's a pre-menopausal heat rash. Drink more water, keep your face as clean as possible and use lotion to keep it smooth. Other than that, there is nothing you can do but live with it until the hot flashes go away.
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  • I read all the posts and I am suffering form the same thing. Without a doubt I am almost 100% certian it is Miliaria. It is caused when the sweat ducts are clogged or obstructed. the skin overhearts and releases sweat, the sweat get trapped seeps sideways and irritates the skin (only for a short time). When the temperature decreases and you body adjusts itself the bumps go away. My doctor told me 94% of the time it comes in bursts ... the sweat ducts regenerate every 4 weeks or so ... pumps all the garbage out ... so every month roughty they get cleaned out. See how it progresses and if it still comes back try loose fitting clothing (cotton). If you live in a mild temperate climate don't use cream, the humidity in you skin tends to moisturize the skin to an extent. if however you like in a 50/50 country like the USA where its warm and cold use cream in Winter and limit physical activity as much as possible. Aaloe and Calomine lotion helps also as they are anti-irritants. sometimes in a bacterial provocation (rub a little alcohol based hand sanitizer in the are where if frequents, so far its done the trick.
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  • I first got a blotchy rash on my face after doing a 20minute jog. since then I cannot exercise at all without this rash appearing. I also get a rash on my legs when showering. I haven't noticed the rash in other places when exercising but it could be there without me realising. it is not itchy but my facecis very warm to the touch when it's there. it's more of a self conscious matter of people staring at you. my doctor prescribed antihistamines which worked about twice but now do nothing but make me tired. any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm fed up of this rash!!
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  • hey its Jamie again..still I've had no luck.. been to the doctors with them still not knowing wats wrong.. they keep suggesting heat rash, but i have read up and heat rash is supposed to go away within weeks. I have had mine for nearly a year. i ate to much nachos and dip and broke out in hives. which then went away. For about a week whenever i got the heat rash it turned into hives. Its gone now.The weird rash is still affecting me and like irishman i get the hot flush rite before the rash. The weirder thing is sometimes i don't get it during playing sport, depending on the environment and temperature.I am showering twice a day to keep my skin clean and non oily.hi my names mike, i get this hot flush, then a few minutes later i get a red rash all over my body. I can be playing sport or just in town walking and this rash can appear. the werid thing is that one day i can get it really bad playing sport and the next i dont at all. My doctor thinks i get this rash not through playing sport, but anixety and stress. i belive it also depends upon the temperature and environment.
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  • I don't know if this occurs all over the body but if it happens to the face only and it stays red and itchy for a prolonged period of time, it could be Rosacea.This sounds like exactly what is happening to me from what you have said
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  • I've had this for a long time and when I asked my doctor about it he told me to take Claritin because it had something in it. I know this isn't an allergy but it seemed to work after taking one of them each day. (Took about three days before it actually worked.) I hope this helps, I know how annoying it is.
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  • Hi Jamie did you find a cure? I've had this problem all my life. It started with a small rash and quickly grew into my whole body. Whenever my body gets heated up I get this rash and it hurts a lot too.Doctos have said theres no cure, have you found any?
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