Saturday, April 24, 2010

Why does my husband have red bumps on his stomach and upper legs?

he works in a place that has no a/c and he wants to know what he can do to fix this problem. He has very sensitive skin due to a skin disorder.

Why does my husband have red bumps on his stomach and upper legs?
It sounds like a heat rash. A steroid cream should alleviate his symptoms if this is the problem.
Reply:sounds like a heat rash, have him put powder(corn starch based) on in the mornings that should help
Reply:heat rash.... wear looser clothes or it could be new laundry detergent that he may be allergic
Reply:It is most likely a heat rash. If it is wear his clothes are tightest and not allowing the skin to cool, this is your culprit. Most likely. Could possibly be hives, i get them when I am super stressed...either way they will go away on their own. Use lotion to soothe, and try to wear looser clothes that breathe better like cotton.
Reply:Might be a heat issue especially since he has very sensitive skin. I was thinking a talcum powder of some sort to keep his skin dry, but you may want to check with a doctor since he does have such sensitive skin.
Reply:My cousin has the same problem and we think its allergies or flea bites from his cat because he sleeps with him.
Reply:Sounds like it could be a heat rash.

Get him to wear all cotton, especially next to his skin.

Calamine cream may help.
Reply:Heat rash more than likely.

What to Do

The best treatment for heat rash is to provide a cooler, less humid environment. Keep the affected area dry. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort, but avoid using ointments or creams-they keep the skin warm and moist and may make the condition worse.

Treating heat rash is simple and usually does not require medical assistance. Other heat-related problems can be much more severe.

He probably can't get into a cooler environment for work, but try and wear 100% cotton clothing since it breathes well; synthetic fabrics will just keep the heat and sweat in. He may also want to check out a sporting goods store and buy clothing that's meant to wick away moisture.

I've also heard good things about using Gold Bond powder to prevent heat rash.
Reply:its heat bumps!
Reply:It sounds like a heat rash to me. My fiance has the same problem when his skin gets too hot and gets no cool air. Maybe he is wearing too tight pants and not allowing air to get through to breathe. Maybe part of his skin disorder is part of the problem too or maybe he is having an allergic reaction to something. I would tell him like I told my fiance wear looser jeans and a looser t-shirt to let his skin breath. He also puts on hydrocortizone creme all the time and it went away finally. He could also use calamine lotion or powder or Aloe Vera or Eucerin Calming Itch-Relief Treatment with cooling menthol.

If nothing works for him he should get that checked out at a dermatologist

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