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Got prickly heat in Spain, think it's from all the sun

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Hi, got prickly heat in Spain, think it's from all the sun cream. Will using the steam room help the rash to clear out my pours? Got 3 days left on holiday and now can't enjoy going in sun as would need sun cream, but there is a spar facility with steam room and sauna etc, will these help or make worse as would like to do something that I enjoy and that will help and going in the sun isn't it! Got red lumpy rashes on arms and neck.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.

do you have a pic?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
pics attached. Tryed cool bath and ice aswell as hydrocortisone. Is extremely itchy.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Came out on Thursday , only seems to of got worse over last 48 hours, any suggestions would be great? Especially will steam room followed by cold showers help or sauna ?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.

No, the steam room won't help

You have to say out of the sun and use hydrocortisone cream.

I would see a doctor too. You might need a course of oral steroids. This looks like severe sun rash