Hot dry skin

• temperature of 105°F or higher

• loss of consciousness.

Treatment A child with any of the above symptoms should be moved indoors or into the shade, undressed, and sponged or doused with cool (not cold) water.

heat rash An irritating skin rash also known as prickly heat that is associated with obstruction of the sweat glands and accompanied by prickly feelings on the skin. The medical term for prickly heat is miliaria rubra, the Latin term for "red millet seeds," which refers to the appearance of the rash. A milder form of the condition, known as miliaria crystalline, sometimes appears first as clear, shiny, fluid-filled blisters that dry up without treatment.

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