Skin rash is a change of the human skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell, and may be painful. The causes, and therefore.
Possible Causes of a Rash Contact Dermatitis may resemble a burn often found on hands and forearms skin is itchy, red, scaly, or raw blisters that weep, ooze, or become crusty Diaper Rash near the diaper area skin looks red and irritated warm to the touch Bites and Stings heat, redness, and swelling at the site of the bite pain in the bite area or in muscles itching, numbness, and tingling Fungal Infection itching, swelling, peeling, and cracking of the skin may start as a reddish, itchy, scaly rash Flea Bites usually located on the lower legs and feet itchy, red bump surrounded by a red halo symptoms begin immediately after being bitten Fifth Disease headache, fatigue, low fever, sore throat, and nausea children are more likely to experience a rash rash will appear on the cheeks, then the arms, legs, and trunk Impetigo common in children itchy rash and fluid-filled blisters that pop easily swollen lymph nodes Shingles itchy, red patches with fluid-filled blisters that break easily rash that wraps around the spine and torso rash on the face and ears may be accompanied by fever, chills, headache, or fatigue Scabies symptoms may take four to six weeks to appear rash may be pimply, made up of tiny blisters, or scaly raised, white or flesh-toned lines Allergic Eczema itching, burning sensation warm, tender, scaly, raw, or thickened skin inflammation Hay Fever itchiness and red patches on the skin welts with defined edges turns white when pressed Scarlet Fever follows strep throat infection small red bumps feels like sandpaper Drug Allergy slight rash fever breathing difficulties Rheumatic Fever complication of strep throat or scarlet fever small, painless bumps under the skin slightly raised, ragged rash Infectious Mononucleosis rare, but usually appears on the arms or trunk may appear after treatment with ampicillin or amoxicillin Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis) ring or circular-shaped rashes skin in the middle of the ring appears healthy itchy Measles commonly develops at the head then spreads to the rest of the body red, itchy bumps white spots in the mouth Candidiasis of the Skin usually occurs in skin folds (armpits, between fingers) can be white or red progresses to cracked and sore skin Stasis Dermatitis and Ulcers skin appears thin and itches in later stages skin hardens and thickens an ulcer forms in the final stage German Measles (Rubella) pink rash that starts on the face and spreads downward headache mild fever muscle pain Sepsis appears in severe sepsis patches of discolored skin problems breathing Atypical Pneumonia rash (mycoplasma) cough fever, muscle aches Lyme Disease central red spot surrounded by a clear spot with an area of redness at the edge may be warm to the touch isn’t painful or itchy West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever) spread by infected mosquitoes appears on chest, stomach, or back accompanied by flu-like symptoms Cellulitis bacteria enter through a crack or cut in the skin red, sore, with swelling that spreads quickly hot and tender to the touch Erysipelas red, swollen, warm, painful area of skin with raised edge blisters on the affected area generally feeling unwell MRSA (Staph) Infection red, fluid-filled, and painful to the touch may resemble an infected spider bite yellow or white center with a central head Chickenpox clusters of red, fluid-filled blisters all over the body fever sore throat Reye’s Syndrome prolonged vomiting drowsiness rapid breathing Addisonian Crisis (Acute Adrenal Crisis) Chemical Burns blackened or dead skin irritation, redness, or burning at the affected area numbness or pain at the affected area Diphtheria thick, gray coating on your throat and tonsils bluish skin sore throat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus symmetrical rash on cheeks and nose in the shape of a butterfly hair loss painful or swollen joints Colorado Tick Fever skin pain with faint rash sudden fever chills Toxic Shock Syndrome usually occurs after using tampons or having surgery sudden fever skin rash and redness of eyes, mouth, or throat Trichinosis rash may appear in the later stages of this condition muscle aches and pains swelling in eyes and face Accidental Poisoning by Soap Products rashes only occur if the soap has come into contact with your hands irritation, small holes, or burns on the top layer of your skin Acute HIV Infection flat, red area covered with bumps general “unwell” feeling swollen lymph nodes Adult-Onset Still’s Disease fever accompanied by a rash sore throat swollen and tender joints Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease usually affects children under age 5 painful, red blisters in the mouth and on the tongue and gums a red, painful rash on the hands and soles of the feet Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Know the signs of this autoimmune disease often accompanied by a rash affects children under 16 years old warm and swollen joints Acrodermatitis affects children between the ages of 6 and 12 itchy, red blisters usually on the arms, thighs, and buttocks blisters may turn purple and fill with fluid Histoplasmosis caused by inhaling the spores found in the droppings of bats and birds symptoms show up 10 days after exposure red bumps on your legs Hookworm Infections mainly affects people in developing countries in the tropic and subtropic infection starts with itchiness and a small rash abdominal pain Kawasaki Disease usually affects children under age 5 red, swollen tongue (strawberry tongue) bloodshot eyes Syphilis small, painless sore that appears where the bacteria entered the body a rash that doesn’t itch may appear on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet Systemic Gonococcal Infection pus-filled skin rash with pink/red spots pain or swelling in the joints pain in the wrist or heel tendons Typhus transmitted by flea, mite, or tick bites headache, high fever, chills rash Dermatomyositis red or violet rash on the face, chest, nails, or elbows muscle weakness that starts in the neck, arms, or hips most commonly affects people between the ages of 5 and 15, or 40 and 60 Graft vs. Host Disease dark patches or darkening of the skin red, itching skin dry, irritated eyes Ichthyosis Vulgaris polygon-shaped scales in the skin dry or thickened skin flaky scalp Pemphigoid a red rash appears, followed by fluid-filled blisters the blisters are thick and do not rupture easily ruptured blisters are sensitive and painful Sarcoidosis sores raised scars hair loss Dengue Fever transmitted by mosquito bites rash follows sudden fever mild bruising on the skin Phenylketonuria eczema seizures breath, skin, or urine that smells musty Polio flu-like symptoms muscle stiffness, weakness, and spasms problems breathing or sleeping Porphyrias extreme skin sensitivity to light changes in skin pigmentation erratic behavior related to sun exposure Ebola Virus and Disease diarrhea, muscle and stomach pain fever, headache unexplained bleeding or bruising SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) rash diarrhea, problems breathing, dry cough confusion