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Skin Rashes

Skin Rashes Treatment

A rash is defined as a widespread eruption of skin lesions. It is a very broad medical term. Rashes can vary in appearance greatly, and there are many potential causes. Because of the variety, there is also a wide range of treatments.

Rashes affect millions of people across the world; some rashes may need no treatment and will clear up on their own, some can be treated at home; others might be a sign of something more serious.

Rashes come in many forms, and common causes include contact dermatitis, bodily infections, and allergic reactions to taking medication. They can be dry, moist, bumpy, smooth, cracked, or blistered; they can be painful, itch, and even change color.

What is Rashes

Rashes are abnormal changes in skin color or texture. They usually result from skin inflammation, which can have many causes.

There are many types of rashes, including eczema, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, and pityriasis rosea.


Causes of Skin Rashes

Many things can cause skin rashes, including:

  • Allergens in the environment.
  • Bacterial infections, such as strep throat.
  • Skin conditions like eczema.
  • Irritants.
  • Viruses.
  • What are the symptoms of a skin rash?

    Skin rash symptoms vary depending on the type and cause. Rashes can develop in one area of the body or all over. A skin rash may be:

  • Dry.
  • Blistering.
  • Blotchy.
  • Burning or stinging.
  • Flaky or scaling.
  • Hive-like (welts).
  • Inflamed or swollen.
  • Itchy.
  • Painful.
  • Red.
  • Available Skin Rash Treatments

    If your case is mild, you may not need treatment.

    Even more serious cases sometimes go away on their own. In that case You can consult with our dermatologist at The Velvet Skin Centre they will suggest you Oral antihistamines (like diphenhydramine), over-the-counter medications you rub on your skin, and prescription steroids can help soothe the itch.

    Faq's of Skin Rashes

    What is the most common types of rash?:
    Most common rashes include eczema, granuloma annulare, pityriasis rosea and lichen planus.

    Can Illness or an infection cause skin rash?:
    Several viral infections can cause a rash accompanied by other symptoms. Some viruses such as Chicken pox and measles cause a typical rash that is easily diagnosed, while others may not be characteristic of any specific virus. The rash on its own is not considered serious and usually subsides with time and treatment.

    Can skin rashes be life-threatening?:
    Certain serious diseases do cause a skin rash that is the primary symptom and must be addressed immediately. The rash presents with blisters affecting both the skin and the mucous membranes such as mouth, genitals & eyes.

    1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from a rash?:
    You should visit a skin specialist or a dermatologist in case you suffer from a rash. He may refer you to another specialist if necessary.