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miliaria

 [mil″e-ar´e-ah]
a cutaneous condition with retention of sweat, which is extravasated at different levels in the skin. Treatment is directed at reducing sweating by reducing the external heat load and avoiding irritating agents and tight clothing. Bland powders may be helpful. Called also prickly heat and heat rash.

mil·i·a·ri·a

(mil'ē-ā'rē-ă),
An eruption of minute vesicles and papules due to retention of fluid at the orifices of sweat glands.
Synonym(s): miliary fever (2)
[L. miliarius, relating to millet, fr. milium, millet]

miliaria

/mi·li·a·ria/ (mil″e-ar´e-ah) a cutaneous condition with retention of sweat, which is extravasated at different levels in the skin; when used alone, it refers to miliaria rubra.
miliaria ru´bra  heat rash; prickly heat; a condition due to obstruction of the ducts of the sweat glands; the sweat escapes into the epidermis, producing pruritic red papulovesicles.

miliaria

[mil′ē·er′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, milium, millet
minute vesicles and papules, often with surrounding erythema, caused by occlusion of sweat ducts during times of exposure to heat and high humidity. Backup pressure may cause sweat to escape into adjacent tissue, producing itching and prickling. Prevention and treatment include cool environment, ventilation, colloidal baths, and dusting powders. Also called prickly heat. See also heat rash.

miliaria

A condition characterised by multiple vesicles associated with increased heat, moisture and occlusion.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus, hypohidrosis, irritability.

miliaria

Prickly heat Dermatology A condition characterized by multiple vesicles associated with ↑ heat, moisture, occlusion Clinical Pruritus, hypohidrosis may cause irritability and insomnia. Cf Diaper dermatitis.

mil·i·a·ri·a

(mil'ē-ā'rē-ă)
An eruption of minute vesicles and papules due to retention of fluid at the orifices of sweat glands.
Synonym(s): miliary fever (2) .
[L. miliarius, relating to millet, fr. milium, millet]

miliaria

(mil-e-ar'e-a) [L. miliaria, pert. to millet (seeds)]
An inflamed papular or vesicular rash that results from obstruction of the flow of sweat from sweat glands, esp. by occlusive clothing in warm and humid conditions. miliary (mil'e-er?e), adjective

Treatment

The rash often improves after the patient returns to a cooler climate or the affected area is cooled and dried.

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MILIARIA

apocrine miliaria

Fordyce-Fox disease.illustration

miliaria crystallina

A noninflammatory eruption from sweat glands marked by whitish vesicles caused by the retention of sweat in the cornified layer of the skin, appearing after profuse sweating or in certain febrile diseases. Synonym: sudamina

miliaria profunda

A form of miliaria seen almost exclusively in the tropics, frequently following attacks of miliaria rubra. The affected area is covered with pale, firm, painless papules 1 to 3 mm across. These papules do not cause itching.

miliaria rubra

Prickly heat.illustration

miliaria

A prickling skin eruption caused by blockage of sweat gland ducts and due to excessive sweating, especially in unacclimatized people in the tropics. Also known as prickly heat.