Skin rash

Also known as Skin eruption and Eczema

A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful. The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members. The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of skin rash are contact dermatitis, allergy, and fungal infection of the skin. Other possible causes, such as shingles (herpes zoster), are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with skin rash, 52% report having itching of skin, 35% report having fever, and 20% report having abnormal appearing skin.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin rash often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, excision of skin lesion, culture wound, lower gastrointestinal x-ray and diagnostic procedures; male genital .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin rash include diphenhydramine (benadryl), hydrocortisone topical, hydroxyzine, triamcinolone, clotrimazole topical, permethrin topical, ketoconazole, clobetasol topical, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, fluocinonide topical, desonide topical, petrolatum topical and terbinafine topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin rash include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.7x
1-4 years
2.9x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
1.3x
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