What to know about Skin Rashes?
Rashes are one of very common skin problems in children and adults. A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or scaly skin.
A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin that can be itchy, red, and painful and may involve blisters or pimples.
There are different types of rashes with a variety of possible causes. In general, a skin rash can be classified as either infectious or non-infectious. Either localized or generalized in different areas of the body. Some rashes develop right away, others take several days to appear.
Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it’s important to be diagnosed properly to have the suitable treatment. Most common causes include irritating substances, allergies, infections, insect bites, drug eruption.
Rashes can sometimes be tough to distinguish, so it is highly recommended to seek medical advice from our expert dermatologists — At the Klinic.
EczemaEczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect people of all ages but occurs more frequently in children. The most common symptoms of eczema are; red, itchy rash with dry cracked skin or rough scaly skin. Although the exact cause of eczema is unknown, it’s believed to be the result of genetic and environmental factors. For those with mild cases of eczema, moisturizers can be effective while avoiding causes of skin irritation. More severe cases need to seek medical advice to reach the exact cause & take proper treatment for the condition. Get your consultation with our expert Dermatologists at The Klinic. The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851 (Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)
Contact AllergyContact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance. Symptoms can affect any part of the body but most commonly the hands and face. Contact dermatitis is most commonly caused by irritants such as soaps and detergents, solvents. This reaction usually occurs within a few hours or days of exposure to an irritant or allergen. • An irritant – a substance that directly damages the outer layer of skin. • An allergen – a substance that causes the immune system to respond in a way that affects the skin. Nickel allergies are quite common. When a person come into contact with jewellery that contains even a small amount of nickel, they can develop red, itchy skin at the point of contact. The result of the skin allergy is a red, itchy rash that can include small blisters or bumps. The rash arises whenever the skin comes into contact with the allergen, a substance that the immune system attacks. Contact dermatitis usually improves or clears up completely if the substance causing the problem is identified and avoided. Treatments also aid to relief the symptoms. Get your consultation with our expert Dermatologists at The Klinic. The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851 (Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)
Insect bitesInsects, such as fleas, flies and mosquitoes, bees and ants may bite or sting, in addition to spiders and scorpions. The initial contact of a bite may be painful. The form of a bite depends on what type of insect bit you. It’s often followed by an allergic reaction to venom deposited into your skin. The venom injected into your body from the bite or sting of an insect will cause your immune system to respond. Most bites and stings heal by themselves after several days of mild discomfort, redness and swelling at the site of the bite. Just monitor the affected site for signs of infection. Bites and stings that cause severe reactions can be fatal if they aren’t treated immediately. It is recommended to take preventive measures when spending time outside, such as:
- Wear hats and clothing that provide full coverage.
- Avoiding perfume and scented lotion.
- Keep food and drinks covered.
- Use “insect repellent”.
- A mosquito bite is a small, round, puffy bump that appears soon after you’ve been bitten.
- The bump will become red, hard, swollen, and itchy.
- You may have multiple bites in the same area.
- Flea bites are usually located in clusters on the lower legs and feet.
- The itchy, red bumps are surrounded by a red halo.
- Symptoms begin immediately after you’re bitten.
- Painful, itchy rashes are caused by an inflammatory reaction at the site of the fly bite.
- Though usually harmless, they may lead to severe allergic reactions or spread insect-borne diseases.
- Take precautions when traveling to endemic countries by wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants and using bug spray.
- Pain, redness, swelling, or itching occurs at the site of the sting. A white spot appears where the stinger punctured the skin.
- Honeybees can only sting once due to their barbed stinger that can remain in the skin.
- Most spiders don’t pose a threat to humans, and their bites are harmless or mildly irritating like a bee sting.
- A single raised papule or wheal may appear at the site of the bite followed by redness and tenderness. The bite will appear as two small puncture marks.
- Dangerous spiders include brown recluse, black widow, can cause severe allergic reactions which require medical attention. This condition is considered a medical emergency and needs Urgent care.
- Scorpions have a reputation for stinging. Many species with variable levels of toxicity can be found all over the world.
- Intense pain, tingling, numbness, and swelling occurs around the sting.
- Rare symptoms include breathing difficulties, muscle twitching, drooling, sweating, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate.
Drug EruptionA drug eruption is an adverse skin reaction to a drug. Many medications can cause such reactions, especially antimicrobial agents, pain killers, chemotherapy, anticonvulsants drugs. Drug eruptions can be similar to a variety of other skin conditions. Itching is the most common symptom, but skin rashes also take place. The onset of drug eruptions is usually within 2 weeks of beginning a new drug. Patient must seek medical consultation with expert dermatologist for early diagnosis and faster recovery time. A complete medical history and examination takes place to differentiate the drug eruption from other skin diseases. Get your consultation with our expert Dermatologists at The Klinic. The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851 (Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)
Viral rashA viral rash is one that occurs due to a viral infection. It can itch, burn, or hurt. A wide variety of viruses cause viral rashes. The appearance of viral skin rashes can vary depending on the type of virus that is responsible for it. While many viral infections affect people of all ages, some are more common in children and babies, and others primarily occur in adults. The following are among the most well-known viral rashes:
- Herpes Simplex virus
- Chicken pox
- Herpes zoster virus
Tinea VersicolorTinea versicolor, is a skin pigmentation disorder caused by a yeast infection. When overgrowth of yeast on the skin takes place, it can lead to a skin rash. The condition is not contagious and unlikely to cause serious health risks. It is common in tropical and subtropical areas. The main symptom of tinea versicolor is the appearance of spots that can occur on any part of the body. The dry and scaly spots could be either lighter or darker than the skin around it, with a patchy appearance. They usually grow slowly and cause the affected area to itch. The patches become more noticeable with tanned skin and disappear when the temperature drops then return in the spring or summer when the air turns warm and humid. Treatment of mild cases is in for Tinea versicolor is in the form of anti-fungal soap, shampoo or creams. In more severe cases, treatment may include prescription medications. The skin may remain lighter or darker for weeks or months, but it will return to its normal color. Get your consultation with our expert Dermatologists at The Klinic. The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851 (Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)
RosaceaRosacea is a skin condition that primarily affects the face and sometimes the eyes. It is not clear what causes rosacea, but it is ofter triggered by environmental factors. Rosacea can flare up at any time. The main symptom of rosacea is frequent redness and visible blood vessels on the face. In some cases, other symptoms include; red, swollen pimples, acne, irritated red eyes and swollen nose. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms and controlling flare-ups. Daily use of sunscreen with a good skincare routine is part of the treatment.
Proper medication is important while figuring out the triggering factors and avoiding them.
Get your consultation with our expert Dermatologists at The Klinic.
The Klinic 002 – 01004005465 or 002 – 01149918851
(Daily from 10 am – 4 pm except Fridays & Sundays)