Skin Rashes: Types and Treatments

Dermatologists agree on the notion that rash is not a separate and particular diagnosis; it is fundamentally a broader term that generally describes outburst of skin swelling and blemishes that alter the way the human skin appears and feels. Some common types of skin rashes include poison eve, heat rash and eczema.

According to Dr. Shumaila, factors that trigger rashes include viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Many types of skin rashes can be treated with the help of over-the-counter products; however, you must have a dermatological consultation with a board certified dermatologist to get a prescription. Moreover, rashes that do not go away in few days shall be studied in details by your dermatologist.

Some common, noninfectious rashes include the following:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis has come out as the most common rash attacking adults. The condition generates a reddish scaling discharge that mostly affects the scalp, forehead, external ears, cheeks and brows.

Diaper Rash

Infants who wear diaper mostly contract diaper rash. This condition occurs when feces and urine remain in contact with the infant’s skin for too long.

Atopic Dermatitis

Also called eczema, atopic dermatitis produces red, itchy and weeping rashes on the inter parts of the elbows and knee back. This type of skin rash can also attack the ankles, face, neck and wrists. This type of rash is commonly found in asthma and hay fever patients.

Stasis Dermatitis

This type of rash targets the lower legs of individuals having inflammation due to abnormal blood circulation in the veins. It is mostly oozy and weepy dermatitis.

Other types of common, noninfectious skin rashes include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, nummular eczema, drug eruption, viral rash, hives, and heat rash.

Whether you are suffering from infectious or noninfectious skin rashes, you should book a dermatological consultation session with Dr. Shumaila, the lead dermatologist at Dermalase in Islamabad. She is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of skin conditions, including rashes. She has so far treated hundreds of patients having skin rashes.

Book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila Khan today to get your skin rash diagnosed and treated.