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Skin-Rash (1)

Here are the common causes, symptoms and appropriate treatments for each.

Dermatitis

Atopic: Often referred to as eczema, this skin condition develops during childhood and is an itchy rash. It commonly appears on elbows, at the back of the knees, wrists, neck, ankles and your cheeks.

Those who suffer from hay fever and asthma experience atopic dermatitis, as per MedicineNet. Applying fragrance-free moisturisers with ceramides, glycerin and mineral oils relieves this rash. It may also be treated with antibiotics.

Contact: Contact dermatitis is a rash that develops when you come in contact with a chemical that you are allergic to or a substance that irritates the skin.

Poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak or nickel exposure readily cause this type of dermatitis. Diaper rash is also a contact dermatitis common among those who wear diapers and whose skin comes into contact with urine for too long.

Stasis

Stasis dermatitis appears on the lower legs of people who experience chronic swelling due to poor blood circulation in the veins. You may treat this condition with wet water-soaked gauze dressings or with a drying agent such as aluminum acetate, according to Medscape.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis appears on your scalp, knees and elbows and the condition usually produces silvery flakes that fall off. It is caused either by genetic predisposition or environmental factors. It affects the immune system’s ability to control inflammation. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis.

Hives

Hives are itchy bumps that go away within eight hours. They recur frequently and are caused by ingesting drugs that trigger an allergic reaction. Among these medicines are antibiotics used to treat viral infections.

You may remedy this skin condition by informing your doctor that it causes an allergic reaction so he or she may prescribe an alternative medicine better suited for your body.

The standard treatment for hives is antihistamines that alleviate itching and swelling. Severe hives or angioedema may be treated with an oral corticosteroid drug which also affords the same effect on the skin as antihistamines only that it is more potent than the former, as pointed out by Mayo Clinic.

Miliaria

Your skin erupts by the occlusion of sweat ducts when the weather is hot. It is most common in infants who are kept too warm and it looks like small blisters or acne.

It is found in the upper chest or neck and sometimes around the groin area, breasts and elbow creases. The remedy for this skin condition is exposing yourself to cooler climates.

Granuloma annulare

According to WebMD, granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition with rashes that appear as circular and reddish bumps. The rashes typically show up on the limbs and may be mildly itchy. It does not necessarily need treatments but steroid creams and ointments help.

Source: Medical Daily 

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