About Managing an Itchy Skin Rash
Not only is the skin the largest organ of the body, responsible for protecting the entire body and keeping infection away, but also it is constantly exposed to potentially damaging influences. This makes itchy skin rash a very common occurrence, and one that needs to be treated. Not only is an itchy skin rash uncomfortable, it can be a symptom of a more serious condition. Even without the serious condition behind it, an itchy skin rash can lead to problems if you are to scratch it or irritate it and it becomes infected.
Common rashes are not caused by anything infectious, meaning that they are not related to an illness, nor can they be caught by another person. Some of the most common rashes and their causes include:
Atopic dermatitis is also referred to as eczema, it commonly affects children that also have asthmas or allergies.
Contact dermatitis is a rash that is caused by direct contact with a substance that is irritating to the skin or to which the skin is allergic.
Stasis dermatitis is rash is generally experienced by people who experience swelling in the legs due to poor circulation.
Psoriasis is a very bumpy, scaly rash that causes the skin to flake.
Itchy rash treatment
Because these common rashes are not caused by an infection or illness, it is often recommended that you treat an itchy skin rash with a simple over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for a week. This cream is designed to soothe irritated skin and remove itching.
If the rash does not clear up; however, it may be an indication that the rash is more serious than originally thought, or it is continuing to be irritated by something in your environment. Seeing a doctor can help you to understand what the rash is and how it can be treated effectively. This page provides general advice only and is not a substitute for thorough assessment by a Dermatologist.
If you have problems with an itchy skin rash contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.