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10 common types of skin rashes you should be aware of 

August 17, 2017

10 common types of skin rashes you should be aware of 

Skin rashes are nothing but discolorations of the skin or inflammations. Photos of skin rashes are widely available on the internet that will give you access to a lot of information regarding this skin disorder. However, skin rash pictures can be deceptive because the condition in the photograph may be entirely different from what a person might be experiencing.

If skin rash pictures are helping you understand the type of skin condition you want to know more about, here are descriptions of some of the most common types of skin rashes:

  • Psoriasis: In this skin infection, skin cells multiply almost ten times faster than regular cells. This appears typically on the knees, elbows, and scalp.
  • Hives: These usually cause burning and itching. They appear as red swollen bumps on the skin and is typically caused by allergens or as a response to histamine, which is released in the body. It can last a day or more depending on the severity.
  • Drug reactions: With one look at skin rash photos, doctors can quickly diagnose a reaction to a drug. They may look like hives, and sometimes manifest as blisters or bumps on the skin.
  • Rashes due to extreme heat: Low tolerance to heat can make your skin burst out into a rash which looks like specks on your skin. It spreads all over your body and gives an appearance of little red dots on your skin. These are caused when the sweat pores get blocked.
  • Fungal rashes: These are rashes caused by a fungal infection, also called yeast infections.
  • Rashes due to bacterial infections: Such rashes are also called cellulitis, and they are painful.
  • Parasite caused rashes: Commonly known as scabies, this is an infection called by the human itch mite.
  • Tinea: There is a yeast that lives on our skin, and when it gets out of control, it takes the form of a rash called ‘tinea.’
  • Chicken pox: One does not need to look at skin rash photos to figure out that they have contracted chicken pox. It is contagious and is easily identifiable by the red blisters it causes.
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Identified by ulcers in and around the mouth, feet, and hand; this rash is contagious.

Photographs of skin conditions can reveal the illness or condition causing the skin to break out in rashes and aid greatly in accurate diagnosis.

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