Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A doctor's appointment usually isn't necessary for heat rash, because the rash generally clears up on its own. If your rash is more severe, you may want to see your primary care doctor or a doctor who specializes in skin disorders (dermatologist) to be sure it's heat rash and not another skin disorder.

Before you go, it's a good idea to write down any questions you might have so that you're sure to cover all of the points that are important to you. For heat rash, some questions to ask your doctor include:

  • What could have caused this rash to develop?
  • Do I need any tests?
  • How do I need to treat it?
  • Do I need to limit physical activity until the rash clears up?
  • What steps can I take to prevent it in the future?
Mar. 07, 2012

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