Almost all of us at some point in our lives might have encountered a problem of skin rash.
If you haven’t yet had that experience of skin rash then also you need to read this passage.
This information is for all of us.
At the end of reading this passage you will come to know the different types of skin rashes and their effects.
Most Common Skin Rash Types
Outbreak of red bumps on the body is defined as a “Rash”. Skin rash may refer to many different skin conditions. The most common of these are:
- Scaly patches of skin not caused by infection.
- Scaly patches of skin produced by fungus or bacterial infection.
- Red, itchy bumps or patches all over the place.
Skin rashes are very common conditions and can have many reasons behind their cause. Keep in mind that most skin rashes are not dangerous but rather are merely nuisance illnesses. Life-threatening skin rashes are rare, but when they do occur, you must identify them and go to a doctor quickly.
Although rashes are not dangerous you should be sure that it is very mild and can be treated by self, if you feel that it cannot be controlled by self then approach the doctor immediately.
There are various types of skin rashes depending on their origin. Most common skin rash in kids is Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. Eczema can cause dry, chapped, bumpy areas around the elbows and knees or more serious cases of red, scaly, and swollen skin all over the body.
Some rashes are caused on coming in contact with something irritating, such as a chemical, soap, or detergent. It can be red, swollen, and itchy and is called Irritant contact dermatitis. Even sunburn can be a kind of irritant dermatitis because it’s red and may itch while it’s healing.
Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin rash caused by contact with an allergen. An allergen is something you are allergic to, such as rubber, hair dye, or nickel, a metal found in some jewelry. Urushiol, an oil or resin contained in poison ivy, oak, and sumac, also can cause this kind of rash.
Some skin rashes may also accompany a range of disorders and conditions, such as infectious illness, allergic reactions, autoimmune disorders, nutritional disorders and cancer.
Rashes are also very common in children and infants. The common type is the nappy or the diaper rash. This occurs due to prolonged use of diaper and contact of waste with the skin and continuous wetness. This rash can be easily controlled by application of baby creams, keeping the area clean and dry or applying some skin care lotions specifically for children.
Now if you are unable to control this rash and it is becoming worse day by day then it is better to approach a doctor as early as possible without making the child or baby suffer more.
Please remember all skin rashes are not the same they have their own reason of origin and different methods of treatments. Don’t treat all skin rashes commonly.