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How can I prevent miliaria?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Miliaria is the medical term for the itchy, red rash known as "prickly heat." It occurs usually in hot, humid climates when the skin's sweat ducts become clogged, leading to inflammation, redness, and a bumpy, itchy rash. Check with your doctor for the best prevention strategy for you. Using powder and antiperspirant to keep skin cool and dry, and avoiding getting sweaty and overheated by using air conditioning and fans, can help prevent miliaria.

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