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heat rash

Origin of heat rash
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for heat rash
  • heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather.
  • The best treatment for heat rash is to provide a cooler, less humid environment.
  • But overexposure to the heat can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps or heat rash.
  • Heat fatigue, and heat rash are less serious, but they are still signs of too much heat exposure.
  • Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • These heat-related illnesses, range from heat fatigue and heat rash to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • heat rash papules may become infected if they are not treated.
  • Prickly heat or heat rash is in the form of tiny red blisters in the affected skin area.
  • Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash.
British Dictionary definitions for heat rash

heat rash

a nontechnical name for miliaria
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heat rash in Medicine

heat rash n.
An inflammatory skin condition caused by obstruction of the ducts of the sweat glands, resulting from exposure to high heat and humidity and characterized by the eruption of small, red papules accompanied by an itching or prickling sensation. Also called miliaria, miliaria rubra, prickly heat, strophulus, tropical lichen.

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