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I am exposed to the sun and heat today. A group of small red

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I am exposed to the sun and heat today. A group of small red spots appear on arm. Is it prickly heat? It seems to fade and come back up. Please see picture. Will it go away onits own?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 months ago.

Yes, this is a sun rash.

It should go away on its own in the next couple days

If it doesn't you will need topical or oral antibiotics like keflex.

That will take care of it

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
In the future, how to prevent this? Sunscreen?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 months ago.

Yes, that is it.

SPF 30 or better