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Itchy rash on legs

Most of us tend to associate rashes with the face or the back. But rashes and eruptions on the legs is a very common skin disease which may occur in isolation or as a part of body skin disease. The common conditions that exist with itching and scaling on legs are: Lichen Planus: Lichen Planus is another chronic disease caused by abnormal immune reaction on legs by viral infection. They appear like... 

Shingles Rash

Shingles is a painful rash caused due to viral infection and which occurs anywhere on the body, but mostly on the torso. It predominantly appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either side of the torso. Varicella-zoster virus which causes the chickenpox, also causes shingles rash. If a person had chickenpox, the inactive virus lies in nerve tissues near the spinal cord and brain which... 

Viral rash

Viral rashes are different from the common skin rashes that affect individuals and can be distinguished with the help of its major characteristics that are discussed below. Viral rash may have a similar appearance as other skin rashes, but a closer look and apt diagnosis is required to detect its presence. Most cases of viral rash point to an underlying infection that has resulted in the development... 

Urticaria – Stinging Nettle Rash

Stinging nettle rash, also referred to as urticaria, is condition that causes ┬áitchy, reddish swellings over the skin which may appear as a result of contact with Stinging nettle. Urtica is a Latin word which means Stinging nettle. Stinging nettle rash generally tends to be very itchy and varies in shape and size. It may vanish within 24 hrs and can either appear in many episodes or may occur only... 

Skin rash on face

Skin rash on face is due to infection, allergy, heat and sometimes medicines also have adverse affect on skin causing skin rash on face. It is the swelling and redness of skin. The skin can resist but at times it is unable to fight certain bacteria and viruses which results in swelling of skin with itchy feeling, redness and dry skin. There is skin rash on face and neck which is noticeable and it attracts... 

Rash on torso

Rashes could appear in spots at one spot or start off at a particular part of the body and spread to other parts of the body. There are different kinds of rashes which cause irritation and uneasiness and itchy feeling. When rashes appear on the trunks it is called as rash on torso. There are many causes for rash on torso, its cause can be known from the look of the rash and which part of the body it... 

Pregnancy Rash

During pregnancy, due to the changes in hormones and body, the skin becomes very sensitive and this leads to irritation causing rashes. This is called the pregnancy rash. A pregnant lady could also get hives and rashes on arms, bosom and other body as well. Usually such rashes are not harmful but sometimes it may be of serious concern. Therefore it is important that the rashes should be checked by... 

Poison sumac rash

Most of us are sensitive to poison plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac and develop itchy and blistering rash when contact is made with them. More than fifty percent of Americans are sensitive to such plants. It is important to be aware of the presence of such plants while working or enjoying an outdoor activity. Poison sumac is found in wet lands of southeast. They have smooth and... 

Lupus Butterfly Rash

Half of the patients affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) do suffer from lupus butterfly rash on face. It has earned the name due to its shape which is similar to that of a butterfly wings. The butterfly rash on face typically occurs on both the cheeks and connects via the bridge of the nose. This gives the rash the look of the wings of a butterfly. It is also known by other names such as... 

Heat Rash on Babies

Baby heat rash is a skin condition that results in blistering or lumps on the skin. The blisters can be itchy and may cause prickly feeling. It is more common among children and infants. During hot and humid weather condition, adults also get affected by baby heat rash. The baby heat rash is often referred to as prickly heat rash or Miliaria. The blockage of sweat ducts causes the trapping of perspiration... 
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