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 affects.
Symptoms of Rash on torso
Some of the symptoms of rash on torso are as follows:
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
Following are the causes for the rash on torso:
- Reaction due to allergies: Allergic reactions are one of the common causes for rashes in adult. It should not be taken lightly but should consult the doctor to avoid worsening of the rashes. When an allergen comes in contact with the skin causing in irritation then it breaks out as rashes. Allergens like fabrics, pet dander, body spray, perfume, pollen cause rash on torso. Mostly as soon as the skin comes in contact with the allergen, rash on torso breaks out but sometimes it may take 1 or 2 days. Due to this, it becomes sometimes uneasy to know the allergen causing rashes. Rash on torso appears to be red and could turn into hives or blister. Due to rash on torso the skin becomes itchy and suffers from burning sensation.
- Heat: Heat causes heat rashes. It affects all adults and children as well but mostly children and especially those who live in hot and humid environment. When a person does excess activities or sweats a lot during hot climate then it leads to heat rash. It causes rashes on torso, folds of hands, knees, back and groin. These rashes appear to be reddish and small bumps like pimples are produced on the skin.
- Fungal and Bacterial infections: Fungal and bacterial infections also cause rash on torso. This usually affects the kids which is known as impetigo. Impetigo is due to streptococcus bacteria. Impetigo are of 2 kinds, in one yellow scab and blisters are produced on the entire skin with bloated gland and in the second kind of impetigo blisters are produced which are delicate to touch. As the blisters pop up reddish skin can be seen.
- Viruses: Sometimes some viruses also produce rashes. Example chickenpox i.e. shingles or herpes. Even though chickenpox is cured the virus stays behind in the body which results in shingles. It happens when the resistant system is very low then this virus enters in the nervous system and break out as spots or patches. This virus can also be transferred to another person especially kid who has never suffered from chickenpox, therefore safety measures have to be taken. These chickenpox rashes appears subsequent to fever. The rash will produce on its own bumps reddish in color causing itchiness and soreness. These rashes then result in eruptions. This chickenpox rashes spread from top to bottom, therefore after the head is affected then the chickenpox rash spreads to torso.
Types of Rash on Torso
The types of rash on torso are namely:
- Scabies: It is caused due to sarcoptes scabiei. These are tiny mites and reddish bumps can be seen. They cause itchiness affecting the different parts of the body including the stomach.
- Contact Dermatitis: They are redness and swelling of the skin due to contact with substance like weeds, soaps etc. It leads to burning sensation and may in groups and fluid form. Rashes are formed where the area comes in contact with the substance.
- Heat Rash: It usually is one of the causes for rash on torso. These rashes occur when sweat ducts gets obstructed and perspiration is trapped beneath the skin. It affects adults and children. It appears in the form small blister and bumps which cause itchiness, pain and gradually vanish.
- Hives: Hives are reddish bumps of various sizes. It causes very serious itchiness and burning sensation.
Rash on torso treatment
Rash on torso can be treated in the following ways:
- Oral antihistamines and steroids: Oral antihistamines and topical steroids can be used to reduce itchiness and redness. It soothes the skin and improves the rashes as well help to form new skin.
- Antiviral medication: Antiviral medicines like Zovirax and Famvir helps in controlling the spread of rashes and also reduces the time period of rashes by 1-2 weeks.
- Phototherapy: Phototherapy will is done with ultraviolet B light or sunlight. One has to consult the doctor before going for phototherapy. This therapy reduces the time period of rashes.
- There are also some ways to reduce uneasiness like having oatmeal bath, applying zinc oxide cream or using calamine lotion for rash on torso.