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A rash is when skin changes in texture and color. When you have rash your skin may become irritated.

Your skin will become scaly, itchy, red, bumpy or dry — or all at once. A rash can also be called dermatitis.

There are many causes for rashes, including:

  • Allergies
  • Irritants
  • Medications
  • Certain diseases, such as measles and chickenpox
  • Hot and cold temperature
  • Hormones

Signs and symptoms related with rashes include the following:

  • Blister formation
  • Skin ulceration
  • Scaling

Some people may experience the following rash related symptoms:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Itching
  • Bumps on skin

Types of Rashes

The term “rash” can refer to various skin conditions. There are many types of rashes. Here are some common types:

It is a common kid rash. It is commonly found in patients who also have hay fever and asthma. Eczema irritates the skin on your knees, ankles and elbows. It makes your skin itchy, scaly, bumpy, dry and swollen.

Chemicals like soap and detergents may directly irritate your skin once in contact. Your skin can be swollen, red and itchy. Some chemicals are both irritants and allergens.

Allergens can cause allergic reactions. Your skin can get irritated if you get in contact with the following allergens:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Dust mites

What to Do If You Get a Rash

If you get a rash a visit to your skin doctor is a good idea. Your doctor can help you choose the best treatment to heal your rash.  Do not scratch your rash or it will take longer to heal. Some rashes appear instantly and others can take many days to occur. You will know when it comes because it will start bother you.

Your skin doctor may recommend Clobetasol. It is a widely prescribed topical drug to treat different types of skin disorders such as eczema and contact dermatitis. Clobetasol can reduce your skin’s swelling, itchiness and redness.

Rash Prevention

  • Avoid substances that you know you are allergic with.
  • Apply insect repellant to keep bugs away.
  • Do not use harsh soap that might dry your skin out.
  • Moisturize your skin with ointments and cream to keep eczema away.