How is miliaria prevented?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Nikki A Levin, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients should avoid exposure to conditions of high heat and humidity.

When patients are in tropical climates, they should wear lightweight clothing, avoid exertion, use sunscreen, and stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.

In patients with a history of miliaria, the application of topical anhydrous lanolin before exercise may help prevent the formation of new lesions.


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