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comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
As I've said it never itches or stings or hurts in any way, which makes it seem most like the descriptions of "golfer's vasculitis" which is one of the medical conditions that "heat rash" and "prickly heat" seem to refer to, along with "miliaria rubra", among others. But I'm no expert, I'm just piecing things together as I read up on the responses here and what I find by Googling...
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comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
@Aravona: I only get it when I do a lot of outdoor walking in hot and/or humid climate.
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comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
Yes I think "heat rash" and "prickly heat" are synonyms for the same thing but are not medical terms. They seem to apply to several kinds of one medical term "miliaria" and one kind of medical term "vasculitis". Anyway my socks were not so thin and were bunched up in this area because they were a bit long and I didn't want to wear them long in the hot humid conditions. I'll see if I can dig out some thin short socks for the next attempt and see if that makes the difference.
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comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
Actually I was wearing shorts this time. I think I've had the same in the past when wearing jeans but I'm not sure. They never burst. Should "try to clothing..." be "try to avoid clothing..."? I'm sure you can't mean loose-fitting socks though? Murphy's Law of hitchhiking #1 is that the day you choose to hitch always turns out to be over 40C. #2 is that there's never shade on your side of the road (-: But very good answer, thanks!
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comment Preventing heat rash around ankles and shins?
@Josh: I don't think it's chafing because I suffer from that too in other areas. Chafing hurts and this does not. It does occur around about the top of the socks. This time I didn't notice it until after I'd removed my shoes and socks and had a shower.
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comment How can I prevent plantar fasciitis?
There are lots of easy non-magical preventions for various conditions that for some reason many people remain ignorant of. Washing your hands often and not touching eyes and nose help greatly preventing the common cold, yet people continue to believe it's due to exposure to low temperatures. So I think you're opening sentence is not necessary.
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See also the very similar question on travel.SE, Where to find wilderness in Europe?, and if you're interested, my ideas about such crossover questions on meta.SO, Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with “crossover questions” between sites
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