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prickly heat Syllabification: prick·ly heat
Pronunciation: /ˈprik(ə)lē hēt/

Definition of prickly heat in English:


An itchy inflammation of the skin, typically with a rash of small vesicles, common in hot moist weather. Also called miliaria.
Example sentences
  • The juice of the nettle is good, she says, for a variety of ailments - arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, allergic rashes and prickly heat.
  • Clumps of itchy or prickly tiny red bumps on the skin that appear with hot humid weather in tropical countries is called miliaria or prickly heat in layman's terms.
  • Irritated summer skin is usually caused by clogged sweat ducts, a condition called prickly heat or miliaria, or by exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac.
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