One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An itchy inflammation of the skin, typically with a rash of small vesicles, common in hot, humid weather.Also called miliaria
- ‘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.’
- ‘Its cooling properties are such that application on the body prevents prickly heat and summer boils.’
- ‘The morning, like most out in the open in summer, was cold to start, quickly warming up to an uncomfortable prickly heat.’
- ‘Come to think of it, the summer was a lot better in spite of the sweat, dust and prickly heat.’
- ‘Even though my thighs were not enormous or anything, I would still get prickly heat.’
- ‘Also in hot climates I get prickly heat on my neck (as proven on my trip to the Philippines).’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is important to remember that even minor sickness in the desert can have dire consequences - prickly heat and diarrhea can upset part of the sweating mechanism and increase water loss, raising susceptibility to heat illnesses.’
- ‘Major Ashby said: ‘Our feet are sore and we have a variety of exotic insect bites and are suffering from prickly heat and sunburn, but apart from that we are all fine.’’
- ‘Maybe we would be lucky with a little wind tonight, I thought, so I could sleep without feeling prickly heat.’
- ‘The juice of the nettle is good, she says, for a variety of ailments - arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, allergic rashes and prickly heat.’
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