Information About Rash

(also known as Dermatitis)

Rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin.

The cause of a rash can typically be determined from its visible characteristics and other symptoms.

A simple rash is called dermatitis, which means inflammation of the skin. Contact dermatitis is caused by direct contact with an irritating substance, such as chemicals, poison ivy, dyes, detergents, soap, etc.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a rash that appears in patches of redness and scaling around the eyebrows, eyelids, mouth, nose, the trunk and behind the ears. It it happens on your scalp, it's called cradle cap in infants and dandruff in older children.

Other causes of a rash include:

Many medical conditions can also cause a rash, such as:

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