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Poison Ivy Rash

Poison ivy is a toxic plant found in the United States and other parts of the world. Just like other toxic plants like poison sumac and poison oak, the poison ivy plant also secretes a toxic resin called urushiol. Any contact with this chemical produces an adverse reaction by the skin, leading to the formation of poison ivy rash. Poison ivy rash is also known as allergic contact dermatitis. The condition... 

Diaper Rash Pictures, Remedies, Causes

Diaper rash occurs when a baby has a continuously wet or infrequently changed diaper. This rash is a form of dermatitis or inflamed skin and appears as patchwork of reddened bright skin. Diaper rash may also be caused by diarrhea and use of pants made of plastic to cover diapers.  Read More »

Scabies Rash

Scabies rash is very contagious skin condition caused by a small mite. The mite cannot be seen with the naked eye but through a magnifying glass or under a microscope. The mite requires a human host so that it can survive and this is why you find that it cannot live for more than 3 days without a human host. When it enters a human skin, it can survive up to a month. When in human skin, the mite lays... 
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Itchy Rash on Face

An itchy rash on face can be an annoyance as well as a source of embarrassment. Individuals who suffer from the problem describe it as a mix of crawling, burning and prickly sensations beneath the skin.  It can be persistent or intermittent, but is generally mild. The itchy rash develops on the surface of the skin as the body reacts to something that irritates the nerves underneath the skin, whether... 

Rash All Over Body

A skin rash all over body can be very discomforting and annoying. Rashes significantly affect the look and texture of the skin. One of the common signs of skin rash all over body is generalized redness. The skin tends to become rough and very few smooth areas can be felt. Most cases of skin rashes are isolated to certain body parts like the back or the face. However, a skin rash all over body is a... 

Itching all over body

The disorder of itchy skin is referred to as pruritus. When there is itching all over body with no rash development, then the affected person can be mystified about the cause of itchiness. It can be possible that itchiness precedes rash development, which may occur after a few days of itching all over body. The itchy skin condition can be a distinctive indicator of some abnormality in the body. Hence,... 

Armpit Rash

Armpit rash refers to the occurrence of a rash in the armpits. Even though an armpit rash causes some discomfort and can be caused due to several reasons, it generally isn’t a cause for concern. The armpit is a moist, dark region and a great place for bacteria and other pathogens to thrive. The growth of certain types of bacteria can result in emission of odors and hence most humans use deodorants... 

Skin Rash Diagnosis

A wide variety of skin disorders and inflammatory conditions can be collectively referred to by the term ‘rash’. Various terms have been used by dermatologists to describe skin rashes, and as such the features and characteristics of a rash determine the term given. Skin rashes are explained and diagnosed on the basis of their color, density, size, tenderness, consistency, shape, warmth, etc. Many... 

Red rash on face

As per the opinion of skin specialists, there are a number of reasons for the formation of red rash on face. In some types of skin disorders, red rash on face is an irregular or discontinuous symptom that occurs and fades in weeks or months. Red rash on face can also be a sign of an allergic reaction to certain substances such as pollen, certain drugs, dust, etc. Such allergic symptoms may indicate... 

Rash from Antibiotics

When one consumes antibiotics, one can develop rash from antibiotics as an allergic reaction. Doctors prescribe the use of antibiotics for treating, managing and preventing various conditions that result from bacterial infections. The use of antibiotics to cure various kinds of diseases and illness is widespread and normal. The word antibiotic has its origins in two Greek works, i.e. ‘anti’ which... 
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