Heat-related sickness is top of mind today for many people around the world not used to coping with extreme heat. When the body’s temperature rises faster than it can cool itself, damage to the brain and other vital organs can occur — even death. Here are the key signs of heatstroke and other heat illness and how to respond. We have also included tips on how to prevent becoming ill in the first place.
Heat rash symptoms and how to treat: Excessive sweating can create an irritating heat rash on the skin that often appears as reddish clusters of pimples or small blisters, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rash is typically found on the upper chest and neck, under the breasts and in the groin area, and in elbow creases, the CDC said.
The mildest form, miliaria crystallina, shows up as tiny, clear, fluid-filled bumps that break easily. A rash called “prickly heat” occurs deeper in the skin and causes “small, inflamed blister-like bumps and itching or prickling in the affected area,” according to the Mayo Clinic. They can also fill with pus.
Excerpted from CNN