f. Prickly Heat. A noncontagious eruption of red pimples with itching and
tingling of the affected parts, usually seen in hot weather-- (also called miliaria). This is
caused by inflammation of the skin around the sweat glands.
Signs and symptoms.
Itching, burning, or stinging of skin.
(b) Small red bumps or blisters suddenly develop during exercise in
hot, humid weather.
(2) Treatment. There is no specific treatment. Conditions are seldom
severe enough to cause major problems.
Minimize exercise and work on hot, humid days.
(b) Wear well ventilated clothing to minimize accumulation of sweat on
g. Psoriasis. Common genetically determined dermatitis consisting of discrete
pink or dull-red lesions. The cause is unknown.
(1) Signs and symptoms. Patches of thick skin with red base and white-
silvery scales/flakes usually on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, and penis.
Psoriasis can become worse if exposed to sunshine TOO LONG; a small
amount of sun is good.
Treatment. There is no known cure. Temporary relief can be obtained
(a) Applying hydrocortisone cream 1/2 percent to skin four times a
(b) Being exposed to mild sun--warm climates seem to exert a
favorable effect, humidity often aggravates.
h. Acne. This is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and
hair follicles of skin. Acne is caused by excessive oils due to hormone stimulations and
bacteria that may be hereditary, and prime bacteria--staph and/or strep. Common
affected areas are the face, back, and chest.