9 Very Common Rashes That Anyone Should Identify

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Let me tell you that skin is the largest organ of our body. Our skin accounts for 15% of the weight of our body approximately. It plays a vital role in adjusting body temperature. It also protects our body from outside infections and diseases and detects hot and cold. It is the reason that we should take care of our skin very much.

We have listed down some most common types of rashes on our skin that we all should be aware of them and take care of them.

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Lyme disease

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It is an infectious disease which is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Ticks of black-legged deer spread this infection. The symptoms of this infection are a headache, fever, fatigue and skin rashes as shown in the picture. If this infection remains untreated, it can affect the nervous system of your body, heart, and joints.

Allergic Rashes

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Our immune system protects us from virus and bacteria. But sometimes, our immune system gets weak, and it starts a war against non-harmful substances which results in an allergic reaction. The allergic reaction can be of any type with different symptoms. Rashes can also be one of them. In the allergic rashes, your skin gets red and itchy types, and sometimes your skin can be dry and swollen. The allergic reaction depends upon your immune system’s response.

Shingles

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The same virus causes chickenpox and shingles. This virus stays inactive in your body after you had chickenpox. After sometimes, this infection can take place as shingles. This disease causes a painful rash on your skin. Usually, there is a stripe of small blisters that wrap around the side of the torso. Even this rash can be found any part of your body on the skin.

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Hives

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It is a skin reaction which causes itching and different sized red marks. These red marks get in size from little spots to big patches. This infection can take place due to many reasons like stress, medicine, insect bites, or certain food items. It is a temporary infection. Allergy medication or antihistamines can treat this disease. Sometimes if it occurs chronically then go to the doctor.

Dermatitis

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In this disease, your skin gets inflamed. It is commonly known as eczema. It is a kind of rash that makes your skin itchy. It is a chronic disease and tends to take place periodically. This infection can result in asthma or hay fever. An unknown reason causes this rash. It is a kind of allergy. But it is in the form of different symptoms from allergy. Till now, no cure for this infection has been bound but can be treated up to some point which can help in stopping itching and also prevent the rash from spreading long.

Tinea corporis

It is commonly known as ringworm. It is in the form of a red itchy patch on our skin that turns into a big circle over the time. From the outside, it can be lumpy. It is not any worm. It is an itchy rash which is caused by a mold-like fungus that lives on our skin, nails, and hair. This fungus can appear at any of these places and even on the scalp.

Chickenpox

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In this infection, small itchy red rashes come to the surface of the skin with small blisters. This infection covers the entire body. We should not scratch these rashes. The symptoms of this infection are fever, fatigue, and headache. It is a mild disease, but sometimes it can also be very complicated. To avoid this and its symptoms, we should get vaccinated.

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Psoriasis

It is the kind of disease in which the cells develop rapidly on the skin. These cells create itchy red patches and scales on the surface that are also sometimes very painful. This infection cannot get cured. But we can manage its symptoms.

Contact dermatitis

This infection is caused by wearing or touching the things that we are allergic to it. This infection causes red itchy rashes on the skin. These red itchy rashes can cause discomfort. This infection can get treated very quickly. If the outbreaks do not get clear within a few weeks, then you should go to the doctor.

 

And most fundamentally, if you do not understand that why the red rash occurs on your skin then go to the doctor for its treatment.