What is the medical term meaning heat rash or prickly heat?
Miliaria is the condition commonly known as heat rash or prickly
Heat rash is what sounds like you have. characterized by clusters of small red dots or pimples and itchy or prickly skin. It's also known as "prickly heat" or "miliaria" and is very common in and children, but adults get it, too. Symptoms are easy to recognize and usually clear up within a few days.
Heat rash usually occurs where there is skin on skin contact (e.g. inner thigh, under or between the breasts, or under arm) When your body gets over heated, those areas get especially hot and cause skin irritation. It's usually described as a burning or prickly pain, but is sometimes itchy too. To prevent it, stay out of the heat, or keep skin on skin areas well ventilated. Cool rags help as well.