Posted on Oct 09, 2007 | Comments 1
Skin rash is one among the five life-threatening disorders.
Rash is a very common condition and is the result of many things.
Most of the skin rashes are not dangerous but some can cause severe illness.
The only thing you need to do is you must identify them and seek immediate treatment.
Skin rash can affect your entire body or most of the part. It occur both on skin and mucus membranes such as lining of the eyes, mouth, nose, vagina or urethra.
Mainly rashes are more than 100 types and it is very difficult to identify the exact cause. Before considering any treatment, it is essential to look at the context, conditions and other symptoms such as fever or an insect bite.
The most common skin rashes in your children are acne, eczema and warts. Eczema is an allergic situation that can begin during childhood and continues until adulthood. You can identify this condition if you observe any red or itchy skin on your face, elbows, knees and wrists.
Usually skin rash is triggered by the allergens; once it is identified, an antihistamine is administered to come out of the condition. The effects of skin rash can be both psychological and physical.
Warts are viral skin growths and are typically found on the hand. But, a wart will go away on its own, otherwise you can use over-the-counter creams to treat the condition.
Acne is a type of skin rash which is the most common problem in teenagers. You can use topical creams, gels, or prescribed antibiotics to treat the condition.
Children can also be affected with some rashes and it can be harmful if left untreated.
Scabies is a type of skin rash which is caused by mites that hide under the skin. Usually you can observe the rash in between your fingers and toes. Use the creams and apply over the entire body from the neck down.
Scarlet fever is a condition which makes your skin to become red or sunburned and feel like sandpaper. Your face becomes red and the area around the mouth become pale. In addition to these, it also causes sore throat and fever. You can get relief from the symptoms by using antibiotics.
Hives causes the development of welts and bumps that looks like mosquito bites. In order to get relief, remove the allergen and treat the condition with antihistamines.
Even if you don’t have any rash on your skin, you will get it by skin-to-skin contact with others. Most of the rashes won’t cause any problem.
Have you heard about pityriasis rosea? It is a type of skin rash that appears worse than it feels and within in a few weeks it goes away on its own. This condition usually starts when a particular pink patch called the “herald patch” comes on the chest or the back. After the appearance of pink patch, you will observe more on the chest, back, arms and legs. In very rare conditions it will appear on the face.
So, in order to get correct treatment, the very first thing you need to do is know about the type of your skin rash. According to the rash, use proper creams, medicines or therapy.
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