One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- medical term for prickly heat
- ‘Erythema toxicum neonatorum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, sucking blister, miliaria, and Mongolian spots are among the many benign skin conditions that can occur in newborns.’
- ‘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.’
Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin miliarius (see miliary).
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