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Care of patients with miliaria profunda: patient education and management

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Miliaria profunda, or sweat rash, is a skin condition that is characterised by the occlusion of the eccrine sweat duct, resulting in the retention of sweat within the skin. It has a high prevalence in hot, humid climates and may affect first-time visitors to such climates, including young people on their gap year. This article will present the pathophysiology of miliaria profunda, methods of diagnosing miliaria profunda (focusing on the use of thermoregulatory sweat test Sato's method), patient education on the preparation for the thermoregulatory sweat test and management of patients with miliaria profunda. It will include a case of a young male patient diagnosed with miliaria profunda.
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Keywords: EDUCATION; MILIARIA PROFUNDA; THERMOREGULATORY SWEAT TEST

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: March 1, 2015

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  • Dermatological Nursing is the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and the UK's only quality dermatological nursing journal. It aims to provide cutting-edge articles on the treatment and management of dermatological conditions and the care of patients with skin problems. While the focus is on dermatological nursing, the information included is relevant to other healthcare professionals.
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