Table of Contents
- Rash facts
- What are the causes, symptoms, and signs of common noninfectious rashes?
- Atopic dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Diaper rash
- Stasis dermatitis
- Nummular eczema
- Drug eruptions
- Heat rash (miliaria)
- What health care professionals diagnose and treat rashes?
- How do health care professionals diagnose common skin rashes?
- Rashes produced by fungal infections
- Rashes produced by bacterial infections
- Viral exanthems
- Rash due to parasites
- What is the treatment for a rash?
- What is the prognosis for a rash?
- Is it possible to prevent rashes?
- Rash is not a specific diagnosis. Instead it refers to any sort of inflammation and/or discoloration that distorts the skin's normal appearance.
- Common rashes include eczema, poison ivy, hives, and athlete's foot.
- Infections that cause rashes may be fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral.
- Over-the-counter products may be helpful treatments for many skin rashes.
- Rashes lasting more than a few days that are unexplained should be evaluated by a doctor.
What are the causes, symptoms, and signs of common noninfectious rashes?
Some common, noninfectious rashes are listed on the following pages. If you have a new rash and you have a fever or some other generalized illness associated with it, it would be best to see your doctor.
1/11Reviewed on 5/2/2017
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