Humidity gives me a rash? WTH? Halp!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Take some benadryl and try putting cold cloths on the affected areas.  

Post # 4
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Maybe it’s just a heat rash? A little baby powder on the affected areas might help too 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Humidity makes the heat so much worse. I’m guessing it’s some kind of heat rash. I agree with the suggestion to put some powder (or corn starch) on it. Hopefully that will dry it up. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Is the rash in specific places?

I ask because I specifically get rashes where my thighs touch if it’s humid out.  I use body glide (any other anti-chafing treatment would do) and it’s a world of difference!  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have sensitive skin, and after moving to SoCal I pretty much have a heat rash year round. Cortizone works wonders for keeping it under control, but I try not to use too much since it is a steriod. Oatmeal baths, baby powder help. Also look up something called prickly heat powder on Amazon. It’s specifically made for heat rashes and sold in very humid countries.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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desertgypsy :  Florida dweller here. I’ve mostly just gotten used to it, but I do sometimes get rashes where skin is rubbing together (armpits, thighs). I use corn starch. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I feel your pain. We have had a ridiculously hot spell in the UK and the same thing happened me. Antihistimanes took down the worst of it. I also put some damp facecloths in the freezer and used them as cold compresses. I put lots of sunblock on before going outside and I think that also helped.

Post # 11
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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desertgypsy :  Heat Rash is sort of a misnomer for it! It’s kind of that your sweat isn’t able to evaporate as well and your skin gets irritated from that. So it should really be called heat plus humidity misery/rash. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I get this a little but my mum gets it terribly when she goes to places with high humidity. Steroids are the only thing to work for her once it takes hold.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Humidity definitely makes a big difference. I recently took a trip to Arizona and was absolutely dreading the 110 degree heat. But it actually felt soooo much better than my city’s 90 degree heat with high humidity. I think your skin is probably reacting to pores being clogged with sweat. Hang in there and try to air out as much as possible! Lol I can’t wait for fall. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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desertgypsy :  Yep…I live in a dry climate and I get heat rash in humid weather when I travel. I take fexofenodine hydrochloride when I travel. Its available over the counter without a script.

I also am allergic to one country town. I’ve visited twice in two years and I’ve ended up with a rash when there. Different hotels and I didn’t do the same thing on either trip…so I’m baffled and I will never go visit again if I can help it! It must be the pollen in the air. At first I thought it was the ocean and the seaweed but I didn’t go anywhere near the ocean the second time 😕

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