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10 Common Skin Rashes

The 10 most common types of skin rashes that everyone needs to know. Our skin is very sensitive, it needs care.

1. Atopic Dermatitis Skin Rash

Atopic Dermatitis on skin
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Atopic Dermatitis is a kind of skin rash which makes skin itchy and red. It occurs at any age, whether young or old, but is common in children, especially to age 5. This skin rash (Atopic Dermatitis) may lead to asthma or hay fever.

If you want to do the self-care measurement of atopic dermatitis, avoid using harsh soaps, moisturize your skin (twice a day) daily, take a bleach bath, dry yourself carefully, and apply medicated ointments. Avoid scratching your skin; otherwise, you may cause cracks and open sores.

2. Drug Rash

Drug Rash on neck
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As its name shows drug rash is a side effect of the drug. It is usually taken by mouth or by injection. Most of the time it happens directly without any allergic reaction. Some drugs are skin sensitive, due to sunlight or ultraviolet UV radiation.

This type of drug involves sulfa antibiotics, tetracyclines, antipsychotics etc. People who suffer from drug rash their skin becomes red, itching, blisters, hives and many more symptoms. If you have a light drug reaction, you can take antihistamines and corticosteroid creams to treat this rash, but you must be hospitalized for severe reactions.

3. Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis Rosea
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Pityriasis Rosea is a kind of skin rash that begins as a large or oval spot on your chest, back and abdomen. The area is more than 10 centimeters. This rash can be at any age, especially from 10 to 35 years old. Pityriasis Rosea lasts for several weeks.

If you want to lower itching use medical ointments to relieve pain and symptoms. People from pityriasis rosea don’t know how they get this rash, as its cause is unknown. No germs, bacteria and virus was found in the people who had this kind of rash.

4. Contact Dermatitis Skin Rash

Contact Dermatitis on back
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It is a red, itchy rash that is not life-threatening but uncomfortable and painful. It is due to contact with things like soap, fragrances, plants, jewelry, cosmetics and more.

You can take many self-care measurements such as soothing your skin calm, applying anti-itch creams, using moisturizer, and wearing protective gloves or clothing to prevent this contact dermatitis rash. Don’t scratch the affected area of your skin, as it may lead to infection.

5. Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus on hand
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Lichen Planus is the most common skin rash which causes swelling on skin. Further, it may also cause swelling inside your mouth. It causes burning and soreness, and it looks like lacy patches of tiny white dots inside the mouth. It affects the metal fillings of mouth.

If you have symptoms of lichen planus, then use antihistamine medicine to relieve itching, apply steroids on skin and mouth. Also, use ointments for eczema. Lichen Planus is not a severe disease but stops smoking. Further, avoid drinking alcohol, it’s not good in this case.

6. Psoriasis

Psoriasis skin rash on elbow
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Psoriasis is a common skin rash that causes redness itchy scaly patches. It commonly affects the knees, lower back, soles of the feet, legs, elbows, scalps. It is a long-term chronic disease that has no cure. There are also several types of Psoriasis, such as;

Nail Psoriasis, Plaque Psoriasis, Guttate Psoriasis, Pustular Psoriasis, Inverse Psoriasis, Erythrodermic, Psoriasis, and Psoriasis-Arthritis.

The best treatment for Psoriasis is Mild corticosteroid ointments, recommended for sensitive areas,
especially for widespread patches. These ointments may be applied once a day or on alternate days.

7. Tinea Corporis

Tinea Corporis on back
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Tinea Corporis, another name is Ringworm, is a type of skin rash caused by fungal infections. No worm is involved in this type of rash; Ringworm gets its name by its appearance. If you are suffering from overhasty that is not relieving within two weeks, consult your doctor for the proper treatment.

Avoid touching the animals, keep yourself clean, stay cool and dry, and the most important thing is don’t share your items with anyone. It can cause severe illness for people who have a weak immune system.

8. Rosacea Skin Rash

Rosacea skin rash on cheek
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Rosacea is a skin rash common in women, especially middle-aged white women (over age 30). There is no preserve for Rosacea, but its treatment can lower its signs and symptoms. It causes reddish, swollen bumps and also blood vessels on face.

You may also have an eye problem which is known as ocular Rosacea. If you find severe symptoms on your face or eye, consult the dermatologist for the proper medication. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, chocolates, hot beverages when you have Rosacea.

9. Cercarial Dermatitis

swimmer rich skin rash on human hand
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Cercarial Dermatitis is also called Swimmers Itch. It is caused by an allergic reaction involving birds, mammals and by swimming in infested freshwater lakes.

There is no cure for swimmers itch, but we can reduce symptoms by using topical antihistamines, which is necessary in case of secondary infection. Its symptoms include burning skin, small blisters, reddish pimples, tingling. If you are not healing then consult the doctor for proper medication.

10. Heat Rash

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Heat Rash is known as Malaria, or you can say prickly heat. This skin rash affects mainly in the summer season; it affects children and adults. If we talk about its symptoms, you may have red bumps on your skin and an itchy feeling. It usually occurs in tight clothing where air can’t circulate.

Prickly heat usually lasts for 2 to 3 days. To prevent yourself from this type of rash is to moisturize wicking clothes, take cool baths, apply steroid creams, also use aloe Vera as it is the antiseptic that cools down your skin.

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