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A rash is an outbreak of inflammation of the skin. Affected areas may appear red or swollen and may feel itchy, painful, bumpy, or scaly. In some cases, rashes can result in blisters, welts, or patches of raw skin. Skin rashes can be temporary or chronic and can stem from many different causes including an allergic reaction, direct contact with an irritating substance, excessive sun exposure, hot and humid weather, or an underlying disease.
Types & Symptoms
Hives is a common skin rash characterized by itchy red or dark brown welts which appear suddenly as part of an allergic reaction to foods, medications, or other substances. Eczema is a chronic—often genetic—condition characterized by large patches of dry and itchy skin. Drug rash is caused by an allergic reaction to a drug. Heat rash blisters can develop when hot and humid weather or very tight clothing traps sweat within the pores of the skin. Other skin conditions involving rash-like symptoms include psoriasis, rosacea, shingles, and swimmer’s itch.
Skin rashes and their related conditions often have distinct visible symptoms which make them relatively easy to diagnose. Dermatologists can diagnose many skin conditions and rashes on sight simply by looking at the affected areas. This makes skin rashes one of the ailments that is most suited to telemedicine. If you have a skin rash, your primary care doctor or dermatologist might only need to see you through a video call or look at a photo of your rash to provide you with fast and reliable diagnosis and treatment.
Prevention & Care
Most skin rashes are not life-threatening, and some can be treated at home and will disappear within days or weeks. Home remedies include cold compression therapy, over-the-counter antihistamines, steroid creams such as cortisone, calamine lotion, and fragrance-free hypoallergenic moisturizers. Rashes generally need to be aired out and not tightly bandaged. Many rashes do require professional diagnosis by a board-certified dermatologist who may prescribe antibiotics or corticosteroids if necessary. If you need to see an online doctor for rash treatment, SAMI-Aid’s board-certified online dermatologists are available anytime, anywhere. If you have a rash with a fever, seek emergency care immediately.