Miliaria

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Miliaria, also called "sweat rash", is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes due to sweat trapped under the skin by clogged sweat gland ducts.wikipedia
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Sweat gland

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Miliaria, also called "sweat rash", is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes due to sweat trapped under the skin by clogged sweat gland ducts.

Skin condition

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Miliaria, also called "sweat rash", is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes due to sweat trapped under the skin by clogged sweat gland ducts.

Acne

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Miliaria occurs when the sweat gland ducts get clogged due to dead skin cells or bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis, a common bacterium that occurs on the skin which is also associated with acne.

Rash

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Miliaria, also called "sweat rash", is a skin disease marked by small and itchy rashes due to sweat trapped under the skin by clogged sweat gland ducts.

Skin fold

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Other areas include skin folds, areas of the body that may rub against clothing, such as the back, chest, and stomach.

Folliculitis

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A related and sometimes simultaneous condition is folliculitis, where hair follicles become plugged with foreign matter, resulting in inflammation.

Hair follicle

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A related and sometimes simultaneous condition is folliculitis, where hair follicles become plugged with foreign matter, resulting in inflammation.

Shingles

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The symptoms relating to miliaria should not be confused with shingles as they can be very similar.

Hypohidrosis

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This form of the illness is often accompanied by the typical symptoms—intense itching or "pins and needles" with a lack of sweating (anhidrosis) to affected areas.

Heat exhaustion

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There is a small risk of heat exhaustion due to inability to sweat if the rash affects a large proportion of the body's surface area or the sufferer continues to engage in heat-producing activity.

Polycythemia vera

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Differential diagnosis should be used to rule out polycythemia vera, which is a rare hematological disorder and appears more often in males than females, generally not before the age of 40.

Itch

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Miliaria profunda is characterised by non-pruritic, flesh-coloured, deep-seated, whitish papules.

Papule

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Miliaria profunda is characterised by non-pruritic, flesh-coloured, deep-seated, whitish papules. Symptoms of miliaria include small red rashes, called papules, which are irritated and itchy.

Dermatitis

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Miliaria pustulosa is preceded by another dermatitis that has produced injury, destruction, or blocking of the sweat duct.

Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Miliaria occurs when the sweat gland ducts get clogged due to dead skin cells or bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis, a common bacterium that occurs on the skin which is also associated with acne.

Differential diagnosis

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The differential diagnosis includes several conditions that an experienced practitioner should be able to recognise and may require treatment distinct from the usual measures taken for miliaria.

Calamine

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Other topical agents that may reduce the severity of symptoms include anti-itch preparations such as calamine or menthol- or camphor-based preparations, and topical steroid creams.

Menthol

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Other topical agents that may reduce the severity of symptoms include anti-itch preparations such as calamine or menthol- or camphor-based preparations, and topical steroid creams.

Camphor

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Other topical agents that may reduce the severity of symptoms include anti-itch preparations such as calamine or menthol- or camphor-based preparations, and topical steroid creams.

Corticosteroid

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Other topical agents that may reduce the severity of symptoms include anti-itch preparations such as calamine or menthol- or camphor-based preparations, and topical steroid creams.

Retinoid

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Other agents have been investigated including supplemental vitamin A and C and vitamin A based medications, but it is worth noting that there is little scientific evidence supporting any of the above treatments in reducing the duration of symptoms or frequency of complications.

Triclosan

In most tropical areas the local dispensaries sell prickly heat powder, a talc admixture containing drying milk proteins (Labilin) and Triclosan to fight the infection.

Emergency management

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Non-infectious skin conditions may also occur including miliaria, immersion foot syndrome (including trench foot), and contact dermatitis.