Skin Rashes

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What are skin rashes?

Rash is a general term for inflammation that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters. Rashes can be a symptom of other problems. They may or may not be itchy or painful.  

A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as an autoimmune disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease or liver disease. Sometimes complex rashes or itching alone occur around the time a cancer develops. If you experience a rash or severe itching that does not go away on its own after a short time, it should be evaluated for diagnosis and treatment.



Common conditions resulting in rashes (skin inflammation)

•  Atopic Dermatitis, also commonly called eczema

•  Bacterial Infections, such as impetigo

•  Contact Dermatitis, caused by skin allergies

•  Chronic Skin Problems, such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis or seborrheic       dermatitis

•  Fungal Infections, such as ringworm (Tinea) or yeast (Candida)                     infection

 Viral Infections, such as warts, shingles or herpes