What causes heat rashes in summers?
Hello, I am 22 years old female. I used to get heat rashes all over my back and neck in summer during childhood but then during my teenage, I didn’t get heat rashes but now after so many years I developed it during summers. I have heat rashes on my neck and it itches a lot. I have applied the prescribed ointment. Can anyone tell what causes heat rashes in summers?
@pru Hello, prickly heat is a harmless but very itchy skin rash forming small red spots in places where sweat collects, such as the armpits, back, under the breasts, chest, neck, groin, crooks of elbows and knees, and the waist. Heat rash is caused by a blockage and inflammation of sweat ducts in heat and high humidity, which causes tiny red spots, an irritating itch and prickling sensation, and redness and mild swelling of the affected area.