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A syndrome of cutaneous changes associated with sweat retention and extravasation of sweat at different levels in the skin. Miliaria rubra, or prickly heat, results from apocrine duct obstruction. The sweat then seeps into the epidermis, producing pruritic erythematous papulovesicles. (From Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)
Obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity - (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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