Prickly heat

Definition of Prickly heat

(Med.) a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of red pimples, attended with intense itching and tingling of the parts affected. It is due to inflammation of the sweat glands, and is often brought on by overheating the skin in hot weather.

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efflorescence, heat rash, miliaria, rash, roseola, skin rash
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