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?
Atopic dermatitis, often called eczema, is a common disorder of childhood that produces red itchy, weeping rashes on the inner aspects of the elbows and in back of the knees as well as the cheeks, neck, wrists, and ankles. It is commonly found in patients who also have asthma and hay fever.
Seborrheic dermatitis is the single most common rash affecting adults. It produces a red scaling often itchy eruption that characteristically affects the scalp, forehead, brows, cheeks, and external ears. In infants, it may involve and scalp (cradle cap) and diaper area.