Types and Treatments for Skin Rash

A rash [1] is a noticeable change in the texture or color of your skin. Your skin may become scaly, bumpy, itchy, or otherwise irritated.

Common symptoms of a skin rash include red, bumpy, scaly, or itchy patches of skin, possibly with blisters or welts. This condition may or may not be due to underlying diseases. Examples of non-disease causes [2] that can trigger skin rash are hot and humid weather. Too much exposure to sunlight and tight or uncomfortable clothing can also cause a skin rash. It is often accompanied by itchiness, but it is best to not scratch for long as it can lead to blisters.

Some persons are easily prone to developing skin rash while others aren’t. If you are easily susceptible to skin rash, it is best to avoid using harsh soaps, body creams, and perfumes containing common allergy triggers.

Now, let’s examine the types [3] of skin rash:

Hives and Dermatitis

Hives are also known as urticaria are raised itchy bumps. The common symptom of hives is that the bumps have a reddish color and turn white when pressed. Hives can also have pink or flesh color and in most cases tend to sting. General causes of this type of rash are food, infection, and medication side effects.

Foods that are known to cause hives to include nuts, berries, fish, tomatoes, and dairy.

Contact dermatitis is the main cause of skin rash and it occurs when the skin comes in contact with an allergen. It is caused by exposure to an allergen or irritant. The types of allergens that cause this type of rash include soap, jewellery, poison ivy, perfumes, and cosmetics.