Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Like most people, you have probably experienced the itching that accompanies a skin rash. Unfortunately, there are numerous skin conditions that can result in rashes. While some conditions are only temporary and disappear quickly, others are chronic and must be dealt with on a daily basis. If you are currently experiencing a skin rash, here are four common skin conditions that could be behind your discomfort.
A chronic skin condition that affects primarily kids and young adults, granuloma annulare can occur in people who are otherwise healthy. If you have this condition, you will notice a circular-shaped rash with reddish bumps that may be mildly itchy.
More common in girls, it is found primarily on hands, feet, and forearms. While doctors don't know what causes it, medical treatment is not usually necessary. However, you can use steroid creams or other ointments to help the bumps disappear.
A term describing various conditions where your skin may be inflamed, itchy, scaly, and red from a rash, eczema is very common, can affect kids and adults, and is not in any way contagious. If you suffer from allergies, you may be at greater risk of developing eczema.
Generally, you will have eczema rashes on your hands, elbows, and behind your knees, although the rash can also appear on your face, neck, or scalp. If you have a severe case of atopic dermatitis disease, one of the most common forms of eczema, a dermatologist can often assist in your treatment.
If you are between 30 and 70 years old, you may suffer from lichen planus. Featuring bumps that are flat-topped and shiny, this common skin disorder is linked to your body's immune system attacking its own tissues.
The rashes, colored red and purple, are angular-shaped and can appear anywhere on your body, including inside your mouth. While it can't be cured, it can be controlled somewhat easily with over-the-counter antihistamines.
A common yet mild skin rash, pityriasis rosea can lead to skin that gets more itchy and red as it spreads. Usually found on your chest or back, its rash is characterized by large pink patches of scaly skin. Fortunately, this condition often goes away on its own. If it doesn't, you can use oral antihistamines or over-the-counter creams for relief.
Should you be suffering from a rash, it is always best to visit a doctor to get it properly diagnosed. By doing so, you can get peace of mind as well as the proper treatment program for your condition.
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Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.