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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Prickly heat – understanding the cause and treatment

“My son gets rash which feels like pricking of needles every year when weather gets hot and humid.”

Yes! This is typical presentation of prickly heat or heat rash, dermatologically termed Milliaria rubra.

  • What is prickly heat?
  • How does heat rash presents?
  • How can I prevent heat rash?
  • When should I visit Dermatologist?

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