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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

miliaria

A condition characterised by multiple vesicles associated with increased heat, moisture and occlusion.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus, hypohidrosis, irritability.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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
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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.
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