Which clinical history findings are characteristic of miliaria rubra?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Nikki A Levin, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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This form usually affects neonates aged 1-3 weeks and adults who live in hot, humid environments.

Lesions may occur under transdermal medication patches. [3]

Lesions may occur within days of exposure to hot conditions, but they tend to appear after months of exposure.

Lesions resolve within days after the patient is removed from the hot, humid environment.

Lesions cause intense pruritus and stinging that is exacerbated by fever, heat, or exertion.

Patients may report fatigue and heat intolerance, and they may notice decreased or absent sweating at the affected sites.


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