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Question: Can the army really give you a medical profile for getting a rash from sweat? My friend was told that he couldn't get his small pox shot and deploy with the rest of his unit because of this rash he has on his back. The Doctors gave him a permanent profile. He is extremely upset and he is just a private so he doesn't know what to do. They say that he has Miliaria. He didn't get this rash until he got here to Germany and he is 28 years old.

Answer: The army can give you a profile for whatever they wish too. But, if he got a rash on his back from the heat here in the US, can you imagine how bad it will be overseas - specially if the rash is cronic. Here is why they probably would give him the profile - Prevention Prickly heat can be prevented by avoiding activities that induce sweating, using air conditioning to cool the environment,[4] wearing light clothing and in general, avoiding hot and humid weather. Frequent cool showers or cool baths with mild soap can help to prevent heat rash. If you go overseas, you walk most of the time, ac doesn't always work, ACU's aren't all that light, and you really can't avoid the heat and humidity. Sorry for your friend.

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