How to Avoid Getting a Post-Workout Rash

Playing Do You Get a Rash after Working Out?

Does working out give you a rash? The Doctors are here with some suggestions for avoiding this post-workout condition.

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A viewer asks, "I get a rash after working out. Why is this and what can I do to prevent it?"

Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra explains this issue is a heat rash called miliaria and says it is due to sweat glands getting blocked. She also says perspiration can cause inflammation and itching.

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To avoid this, she recommends the following:

  • Cool down properly after your workout
  • Try using cool compresses to help with your cool down
  • Try an antihistamine
  • She also suggests wearing lightweight workout clothing which are breathable