Miliaria

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Background

  • Also known as lichen tropicus, rubra, prickly heat
  • Pruritic, maculopapular, erythematous rash over normally clothed areas of body
Miliaria

Pathophysiology

  • Acute inflammation of sweat ducts caused by blockage of pores by macerated skin
  • Ducts become dilated under pressure and ultimately rupture
  • This produces superficial vesicles in malpighian layer of skin on a red base
  • May progress to miliaria profunda (white papules) if duct ruptures a second time

Differential Diagnosis

Environmental heat diagnoses

Treatment

  1. Antihistamines
  2. Dicloxacillin or erythromycin if appears superinfected

See Also

Source

Tintinalli