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How to treat a heat rash — Home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol

Home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol

In most cases, a heat rash will clear up once the affected area has cooled down. However, those who suffer from severe manifestations of the condition may require medical attention. Keep reading to know when to call our home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol.


What is heat rash?

Heat rash is a painful skin condition that occurs frequently during hot weather.

Heat rash is characterised by the appearance of clusters of very small, raised bumps on skin that has become discoloured and irritated. A heat rash may also be accompanied by a sensation of prickling, burning, or itching.

The condition known as heat rash is also referred to as prickly heat, sweat rash, and miliaria rubra.

Even though it can manifest itself anywhere on the body, heat rash most commonly manifests itself around the skin folds that include the following:

  • in the region of the neck
  • close to the groyne area
  • under the arms

Heat rash develops when sweat pores become clogged due to excessive sweating. If you live in a hot, humid climate, you are more likely to develop heat rash. Babies are especially vulnerable.

Heat rash isn't usually a serious condition, and it usually clears up on its own once the temperature drops. However, this can cause a great deal of discomfort, which may become even more severe if the excessive sweating continues.

When to call our home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol

Even though there are a number of effective home remedies for heat rash, you should probably seek the advice of our home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol in the event that any complications arise.

Call our home GP for heat rash in Costa del Sol if a rash does not clear up within a week of beginning treatment, or if you start to develop a rash after beginning treatment with any new medication.

If a rash appears to be infected, you should also make an appointment with our GP. The following are some of the symptoms of infected skin:

  • white or yellowish fluid
  • increased pain
  • pus
  • swelling
  • oozing

Immediately take your infant or young child to the paediatrician if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • muscle pain
  • any additional flu-like symptoms