It’s often interesting what brings people together into a discussion, and I’m truly sorry to say that we have to meet under these ‘rash’ of ‘conditions’. That being said . . . I am the self proclaimed ‘rash poster boy’ and therefore ~ I understand the ‘itch’ you have to read this article.
For that reason the information that you seek is below, albeit . . . it only ‘scratches’ the surface!
A rash is merely a symptom that may cause a brief or recurring rash, which can cause an area of your skin to swell, become blotchy or to turn red. Rashes can take many different appearances; scaly, flaky, bumpy, swelling or filled with a pus.
Rashes can vary in location and proximity, pattern and to the extent of how much of the body is covered – from a localized area to systemic, which may cover your entire body equally resulting in a full on body rash.
What tends to confuse a lot of people, is that even though you have used a certain product in the past it does not negate the fact that you may become suddenly allergic to it, and that just by discontinuing its use may in fact clear up your rash. Laundry detergent, soaps or even perfumes may in fact cause a sudden and unexpected skin inflammation referred to as; Contact Dermatitis.
There are a variety of reasons that may explain a full blown rash that can cover your entire body, or perhaps just giving you a ‘rash chest‘. Contact Dermatitis can come in an assortment of different forms such as; insect bites and stings, ticks, Lyme disease and certain plants (poison ivy, poison oak, or sumac). A ‘tick’ bite is how Lyme’s disease enters into your body. It first appears as a circle, which displays as a bull’s-eye pattern and is often confused with ringworm in its initial stages.
Both medications and food can be a potentially serious source of a rash. Some of the most common offenders for food are; peanuts, strawberries, avocados and shellfish. A list of just some of the known medications that may cause a rash are; anabolic steroids, corticosteroids, antibiotics that contain sulfa, penicillin’s, diuretics, and aspirin just to name a few.
There are also a variety of skin conditions that may produce a rash, such as; psoriasis (psoriatic arthritis), eczema, shingles and impetigo. While some of these rashes may develop and then resolve itself, others are chronic.
Autoimmune disorders may also be the source of your rash as well. Whereas your immune system would normally protect your body from foreign invaders, such as antigens; in this case your own body actually attacks itself.
If you have had clear skin for quite some time and then all of sudden wake up with a rash, it could be something minor or serious. Your skin is a complex organ, and if there is something that causes the immune system to react in a ‘tell-tale’ sign such as a red rash on the skin then it shouldn’t be ignored.
This reaction is perfectly normal as your body is sending antibodies to investigate for infection. The most common cause of a rash is from some irritant, which can be in the form of a chemical burn, especially if you use lots of products. Another cause of a rash is from physical aggravation, such as a friction burn and both types can be very painful.
You could spend your entire life without ever once getting a rash, or you could have it every other week as it really depends on your current state of health and lifestyle.
It can all be very frustrating. Don’t be frustrated! There is a cure to finding out;
When a rash forms on your skin, turns red and itchy with the affected area having a heightened level of sensitivity, it may be a good idea to have this checked out by a dermatologist just to make sure that it is not some potentially serious condition. Once your doctor informs you that it is nothing serious a remedy can be found without too much effort on your part.
While persuing a treatment or regiment to clear up your rash you may be prone to try a variety of ‘urban myths’. While some will work, others do not and in fact may actually worsen your condition.
There are a variety of anti inflammatory agents or topical ointments that you can always use safely, such as cortisone or Aloe Vera that will reduce the overall irritation to your skin. Depending on the severity of your rash you may get these OTC (Over The Counter) or a stronger version visa vie a prescription from your doctor.
It is always a good idea to try and find out what actually caused your rash. For example, did you wear anything new, do anything different, use a different cleaning product on your clothes, skin or hair, or were your bitten by an insect or by some other animal? You’ll need to back track your steps for at least 24 to 36 hours prior to the onset of the first symptoms that you noticed.
By using this process of elimination you can figure out what the culprit was that caused your discomfort to begin with. If you are still unable to figure out what is causing your rash it might be a great idea to speak with a dermatologist, as they are skin specialists and can advise you on what the solution to this cosmetically unappealing rash may be.
However, that being said . . . if you’re anything like me, you just want to get rid of your rash. Being a long time rash sufferer – I understand.
There is a process that will get rid of your rash – quickly & permanently.
The best part is that when you go to this website
The information is free – AND it WORKS!!!
As an added bonus I can also give you information on how to get rid of Pityriasis Rosea or Pityriasis Alba, since I have two daughters, and between the two of them have battled both these conditions.
Each time the dermatologist told me that the rash was untreatable and would just go away on its own, BUT . . . it often takes 6 to 12 months to do so. Both of my daughters (using my ‘How To Get Rid Of A Rash’ solution) had their rash clear up; one in 6 days and the other in just 5 days!!!
Hope this helps.