Rash refers to
an inflamed or irritated patch of skin
that results in the change of color,
appearance and texture of the skin.
A rash is generally considered to be
a minor problem that may be eliminated
with home remedies. However, in some
cases, a rash may be a symptom of an
illness or may become a chronic condition
that requires professional medical attention.
Causes and Risk
All Rashes should
be evaluated by a dermatologist and
the patient should not utilize self-diagnosis
or self-medication. There are numerous
possible causes of a Rash.
Rashes caused by the physical contact
with a substance that irritates the
skin. Contact dermatitis may not develop
the first time that the skin is exposed
to an irritant or an allergen. However,
over time even a cursory contact with
the irritant may cause the development
of a rash. Some of the common causes
of contact dermatitis are:
plants such as poison ivy, oak,
shampoos, perfumes, cosmetics or
particularly jewelry containing
toys, appliances or other objects
Chronic Skin problem
disorders of the skin such as acne,
eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, lupus or
seborrheic dermatitis also cause Rash.
one of the primary symptoms of the following
infections such as herpes zoster
such as yeast infection
infections such as impetigo
transmitted diseases (STDs) such
diseases such as liver disease,
kidney disease, and some types of
Insect bite and
parasite infection - Rashes
may appear after an exposure to an insect
such as spider, tick, flea, mosquito
or parasite such as the scabies mite.
factors - Seasonal
factors such as dry, cold weather or
extremely hot weather can cause Rash.
Emotional factors such as stress, anxiety,
frustration or embarrassment may lead
to an itchy rash and rashes can also
develop as the side effect of any drug,
excessive skin rubbing or friction,
or exposure to moisture (diaper rash).