Types of Skin Rashes, Pictures


In daily life the skin is subjected to various environmental conditions such as dirt, pollution, sun poisoning etc. Under such circumstances, individuals who have sensitive skin cannot counter them and this lack of resistance makes them suffer from various types of skin rashes.

The symptoms and the reasons for developing various types of rashes are different for different persons. Some of the most common rashes are discussed here.

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Types of skin rashes

Among the various reasons for the condition, a skin rash can occur due to over exposure to sun or due to an allergic reaction to something. The rash can occur on face or on legs. Itchy skin rash is the most common skin disorder. Some types of skin rash may vanish after the consumption of a few medications and while other types of skin rash some may require prolonged treatment.

Skin rashes caused by viruses

Viruses stand as the major cause for some of the rashes. Persons affected by rashes caused by viruses experience bumps all over the body. The itchy bumps which are sometimes painful, are red when formed, then gradually turn to yellow and eventually fall off as flaky brown. Even though the skin rash fades off within a fortnight, it is always better to consult  doctor.

Most common types of skin rash caused by viruses are as follows:

Skin rash caused by fungus

Fungal infections also cause skin rashes which are red and in the form of pustules. Fungal infection occurs due to contact with people who have rash or from pets. People have to maintain hygienic routine as it is contagious. Fungal rashes are mistaken for eczema which has a different treatment and hence consulting  doctor is essential.

Most common types of skin rash caused due to fungus are:

  • Ringworm
  • Jock Itch
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Yeast infections
  • Tinea Versicolor

Skin rashes caused by bacteria

Bacteria also cause skin rash which are characterized by small pus filled, painful boils. Scratching an inflamed insect bite or negligence of personal hygiene can cause the skin rashes. Such types of skin rash are common among children.

Some types of skin rashes caused by bacterial infections are:

  • Skin abscess
  • Strep Throat rash
  • Impetigo
  • Syphilis rash
  • Lyme disease
  • Scaled skin syndrome
  • Cellulitis infection rash
  • Malar rash
  • Scarlet Fever rash

Skin rashes caused by allergies

Allergies are the major reason and the most common cause for skin rash. The body develops itching and other types of skin rashes when it is cannot adjust to certain irritant conditions and substances resulting in allergic reactions.

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The boils, sores, itchy skin, flakes etc. occur due to such allergic conditions. Some of the common types of skin rash caused due to allergic rashes are:

  • Hay Fever rash
  • Hives
  • Dermatitis
  • Nettle rash
  • Allergic Eczema rash

Skin Rashes caused due to other reasons

Besides the above causes, there are other types of skin rash that are caused due to various other reasons. Some of them are listed below:

Failure to take a timely treatment for the above types of skin rash may result in serious health complications.

Skin Rashes Pictures

This is a chickenpox rash picture, an example of rashes caused due to viruses.

This is ring worm rash picture, an example of rashes caused due to fungus.

This is Lyme disease rash picture, an example of rashes caused due to bacteria.

This is Dermatitis rash picture, an example of rashes caused due to allergies.

This is an HIV rash picture, an example of rashes caused due to reasons associated with a particular disease or disorder.

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