Miliaria

  • Disorder of the sweat glands in which the glands become blocked causing sweat to collect under the skin
  • Symptoms may include red raised bumps or fluid-filled bumps on the skin
  • Commonly caused by heat and humidity
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • Generally mild in nature and resolves on its own

In hot temperatures or tropical climates:

  • Wear lightweight clothing
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Stay in air-conditioning
  • Avoid all exercise
  • Air dry after a bath or shower

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