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Shingles is a rash of raised dots that develops into painful blisters and lasts about two weeks.
Hives vary in size and may join together to form larger areas.
Psoriasis is a rash of thick plaques covered with silvery scales.
Stress, irritants (like soaps), allergens, and climate can trigger flare-ups of eczema.
Rosacea causes redness on the nose, chin, cheeks, forehead, even in the eyes.
Cold sores last 7-10 days; they're contagious until completely crusted over.
Contact with sap from poison ivy, oak, and sumac causes a rash in most people with blistering appearing within hours or a few days.
Learn to recognize and avoid direct contact with poisonous plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac.
Razor bumps occur when the sharp edge of closely shaven hair  curls back and grows into the skin, causing irritation and pimples, and even scarring.
A skin tag is a small flap of flesh-colored or slightly darker tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk.
Acne pimples are a plug of fat, skin, and keratin. When open, the plug is called a blackhead, and when closed, a whitehead.
Interdigital, or toe web infection, is the most common kind of athlete's foot.
Some moles (not all) change slowly over the years, becoming raised, developing hair, and/or changing color.
Age or liver spots are the result of sun exposure, which is why they tend to appear on areas that get a lot of sun.
Pityriasis rosea causes salmon-colored ovals and appear on the arms, legs, back, chest, and abdomen, and sometimes the neck.
Melasma is characterized by tan or brown patches on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin.
In most cases, common warts appear on the fingers or hands.
Seborrheic keratoses is a noncancerous growth that may be dark or multicolored, and usually have a grainy surface that easily crumbles.
A photo of a man with seborrheic dermatitis.

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Reviewed by Norman Levine, MD on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rosacea, Acne, Shingles: Common Adult Skin Diseases

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