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Heat rashes on skin. Suggest the treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2013
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User:Hello doc
Doctor:How can I help you?
User: XXXXXXX here
User:i have heat bubbles on the skin , which has spread almost to all the body parts
Doctor:Yes XXXXXXX how can I help you?
User:how do i over come this
User:it develops a lot of itching sensation
User:had even googled regarding this, found that it comes when a person is very active or if they sweat a lotr
Doctor:Heat bubbles or heat rashes is usually the effects of increased sweating combined with
Doctor:the effects of normal bacteria on the skin.
Doctor:Yes, you have heard right.
User:i sweat a lot when i workout in gym
User:i carry a water bottle to avoid dehidration
Doctor:I understand; so the best method to avoid heat rashes is using good antiperspirant.
User:Could you plz explain
Doctor:Use talcum powder every day or may be before you work out.
Doctor:Use a good sweat absorbing clothing. Cotton fabrics are good choice.
Doctor:Avoid very tight clothing's they can aggravate the effects of sweat. Use loose ones.
User:i use cotton t shirt and it would as if i got drenched once im done with workout
User:is there any other measures i can take or methods to over come this
User:have been having this issue only from last 2months
Doctor:The idea is to take all measures to absorb sweat as soon as possible.
User:Will sure take care of that, is there something i can do now to over come the current itching sense
User:troubles me a lot
Doctor:If it is itching severe you can try caladryl lotions
Doctor:on the affected area.
Doctor:Claritin lotin is an alternative product if caladryl is not effective.
Doctor:The last option if both don't help is a steroid based cream.
User:will there be any side effects when these products used
Doctor:I think you can keep the last option aside for now and try one of the above.
Doctor:It should take care of itching and rashes effectively.
Doctor:These products are not known to causing severe side effects; but before you apply them regularly
Doctor:test small quantity on a small area of skin
Doctor:and look for allergic response.
Doctor:If you do not develop any symptoms for 5-10 minutes
Doctor:you will not have any side effects.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes doc, i did follow it... will sure give that a try
Doctor:And make sure you use good antiperspirants
Doctor:next time before work out
Doctor:and at all times.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:That will be all, thank you so much doc
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye bye
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