Skin Rash

Skin Rash

Skin rashes can be any type of abnormal chance in your skin’s texture color. The most common cause for the majority of skin rash types is inflammation, which in itself has different causes. There are a variety of types of rashes, each which its own cause and treatment, including eczema, lichen planus, pityriasis roseo, and granuloma annulare.


One of the common types of skin rash is eczema which causes inflamed, scaly, itchy, and red patches of skin. There are many varieties of eczema including the most common, atopic dermatitis. Eczema can occur in children or adults and is not contagious. Atopic eczema is the most common type of the skin condition which is more common among people with skin allergies or with a family history of eczema. Certain factors cause it to flare up including skin irritants from things like skin care products and soap, environment, climate, allergens, and stress. Eczema is usually treated with medications and/or ointments including steroid hydrocortisone. Phototherapy may also be used as a treatment option which uses ultraviolet light to treat severe eczema.

Granuloma Annulare

Another common type of skin rash is called granuloma annulare which is a chronic skin condition. With granuloma annulare, you will have red bumps and a circular-shaped rash in a variety of sizes on your skin. This can affect people of any age but it is more common in children, teens, and young adults. It is also seen slightly more in girls than boys and can occur in someone who is perfectly healthy. There isn’t a known cause of granuloma annulare and symptoms include a small ring of bumps that feel firm to the touch. These bumps are usually on the hands, feet or forearms and accompany a circular-shaped red rash that is slightly itchy. Granuloma annulare can be treated with ointments or creams though it isn’t necessary. Ultraviolet light therapy and oral medications can also help alleviate the signs of this skin rash.

Lichen Planus

Finally there is lichen planus which is a very common skin rash that includes flat-topped bumps which are shiny, reddish-purple and angular shaped. It can be anywhere on your skin but is more common on the insides of the ankles, wrists, lower legs, neck, and back. It can also be found under the nails, in the hair, in the mouth, and in your genital region. It is more common in adults between 30 and 70.

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