MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY I SKIN RASHES
A rash can develop as a result of infections, allergic reactions, immune system problems, and even bad reactions to medication. Rashes vary in appearance and are normally a result of skin inflammation, which may have many causes.
WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKIN RASHES LOOK LIKE?
Rashes present as blotches, welts, or blisters that can be red, itchy, scaly, or dry. They can occur in one area of skin or all over the body. Some rashes flare up from time to time, while others never seem to resolve.
Although most skin rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. If you have a skin rash and notice any of the following symptoms, see a dermatologist or go to the emergency room immediately, especially if the skin rash is all over the body, it is associated with fever, it is painful or infected and begins to blister.
- If you have a fever with a rash, you should present to the emergency room.
- The rash is sudden and spreads quickly.
- The rash is painful.
- The rash is infected.
- The rash begins to blister