ABOUT Rashes

What is a Rash?

Have you been experiencing symptoms of skin that is itchy, red, and irritated? Do you sometimes experience random outbreaks of irritated skin on your body? You could be experiencing signs of a rash.

Skin rashes are noticeable changes in the texture and color of skin. It can cause your skin to appear scaly, bumpy, irritated, and cause you to itch. There are various factors that can cause a rash to form including infections, allergies, immune system disorders, and medications. One of the most common cause of rashes is caused by a skin condition known as atopic dermatitis, or eczema.

Types

There are various forms of rashes that can differ based on the cause of the rash. These can include:

Heat Rash

Heat rash occurs when sweating is obstructed and trapped. This can be due to hot weather, or wearing clothes that does not permit sweat to flow, causing it to get trapped. Heat rash, or miliaria, appears in clusters that have tiny red bumps that often sting. It is typically not a serious concern, and applying coolness can help to alleviate symptoms.

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin concern that affects many people. It is caused by a gene variation that inhibits that skin from maintaining moisture necessary for protecting the skin from outside invaders. Invaders such as bacteria can more easily infect the skin. Eczema appears in the form of random patches of red and sometimes blistery flare-ups.
Atopic Eczema
This form of skin condition has a cause that is unknown. However, people who experience atopic eczema often have a family history of allergies. The appearance of this form of eczema can vary from person to person. But, typically outbreaks take form in the appearance of red skin, dry, scaly skin, blisters, and itchiness.

Treatments

Depending on what is causing your rash, there are various forms of treatment that could benefit you. After seeking help from a medical professional, the best route of managing your symptoms can be determined. Medications, prescription creams, and at-home forms of management are common routes of treatments for managing symptoms and avoiding outbreaks of common rashes.