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Related to Miliaria: miliaria pustulosa, miliaria rubra


An acute inflammatory skin disease, the lesions consisting of vesicles and papules, which may be accompanied by a prickling or tingling sensation. Also known as heat rash; prickly heat.



a condition resulting from intensified perspiration caused by overheating during hot weather or by wearing excessive clothing. The condition is observed most often in nursing infants and young children who are in poor physical condition or afflicted with such diseases as rickets, tuberculosis, or exudative diathesis. Tiny vesicles appear on the externally unchanged skin of the torso; subjective sensations are absent. Miliaria rubra (prickly heat), or itching inflamed nodules with surface vesicles, may arise. A secondary infection may develop, resulting in tiny pustules that dry into scabs. Treatment involves removal of the basic cause, good care of the skin, and observance of the rules of personal hygiene. Unctuous antiseptic powders should be applied locally.

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Skin disorders are commonly seen in the neonatal period, most of which are transient benign conditions such as physiologic desquamation, erythema toxicum neonatorum, milia, miliaria and colour changes.
Problem Morphology Hyperplastic or Squamous cell carcinoma Neoplastic Conditions Inclusion cyst/epidermoid cyst Foreign body reaction Callus Verrucous hyperplasia Disruption of Skin Integrity Wound dehiscence Irritation/abrasion Blister/erosion/ulcer Follicular and Pseudofollicular Folliculitis Inflammation Miliaria rubra Interfollicular Inflammation Eczema craquele Dermatophytosis Allergic contact dermatitis Irritant dermatitis Infection Cellulitis Table 5.
While most people know it as heat rash, it's medical name is miliaria and it's often referred to as prickly heat.
Also known as heat rash, or miliaria, prickly heat is an itchy and red skin rash which often causes a stinging, or prickling, sensation.