Rashes - Skin rash
Rash is a so-called non-specific term for visible changes in the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked and blistered, swell and may be painful. Rash often occurs as a redness on the skin associated with infection, irritation and allergies - most often appears as spots on the skin. Rashes can also occur from something you touched or as a kind of eczema. Rash red color is due to expansion of blood vessels in the dermis, often associated with inflammation. The skin is made up of two layers. The top, visible layer called the epidermis. In the dermis is located, which is thicker than the skin. And, in these two layers can be found under the skin, which is a layer of insulating grease. Rash often gives itching, but most itchy rashes are quite harmless. When scratching, the skin becomes more irritated, red and hot.
Dry skin is in itself a frequent cause of itching, especially in older people. Moisture cream can alleviate the itching and drying of the skin while using water and soap dries the skin and intensifies itching. By interfering with itching rash, a cream containing cortisone (steroid) is used. Mild types available over the counter. Itching may also be treated with medication and allergies tablets with an antihistamine for example Alnok tablets, tablets or Cetirizine Cetirizine PCD tableting r If there is no effect within a week, you should seek treatment.
Rashes and Eczema
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). Eczema is a common skin disorder and the common name of an inflammation of the epidermis, which can occur anywhere on the body. Eczema often causes an annoying itch, and proves by red, scaly rash in different places on the body and the hands and feet. Eczema is not contagious. - Click more about eczema >>
Acute Rash and Itching
An itchy rash is an inflammatory reaction of the skin. An itchy rash is a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. Acute hives can, for example due to insect stings, where bees, wasps, hornets, spiders, ants, fleas and mosquitoes are the most common. They can all sting or bite. Acute hives can also be caused by scabies and several other skin diseases. - Click more on Angioedema - Hives >>
Common causes of Rashes in adults
Skin rash can come in with infections, irritation or allergy. Many people are affected with numerous allergies. They can be food related or they may simply be triggered by sitting too close to a household pet. Rashes may also be set off by something that you have touched. Many different plants can cause a rash to appear on the skin. Other common causes of skin rash in adults may be eczema and acne. Rarer causes include psoriasis, hives and yeast in the skin. Urticaria is an acute skin reaction similar to the reaction you get after nettles with severe itching. - Click more on Angioedema (hives) >>
Common causes of Rashes in Children
Childhood rashes are very common. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own. However, if your child has developed a rash and seems unwell, you should see your GP to find out the cause and for any necessary treatment. Causes of rash in children can be such as prickly heat, infantile eczema, impetigo, scarlet fever, red tail, fifth disease, three-day fever, ringworm, fungal infections of the skin and cradle cap. Fever may indicate an infection and there may be other symptoms, such as a sore throat or vomiting, depending on the cause. Many rashes are itchy, which can be distressing for a child. - Click more on Shingles >>
Can you avoid Rashes?
Yes, if you avoid the things you are allergic to, you do not get rashes. However, this requires that you are aware of which substances are involved. The doctor can help you find out via an allergy test, prick test and blood tests.