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Skin rash: causes, symptoms and remedies

Skin rashes consist of a change in skin color and appearance, often accompanied by irritation and swelling. In some cases they are red in color, itchy and painful, while in other cases they appear as bubbles. Skin rashes can be localized to a single area of the body or can be more extensive, covering entire areas.

But what causes them? What are the symptoms? More importantly, how to remedy it?

Skin rash: the causes

The causes that lead to the appearance of skin rash are indeed many, from the simplest to the most complex.

The most common and frequent cases include:

  • Insect bites;
  • Some types of allergies;
  • Taking particular medications;
  • Contact with irritants;
  • Stress.

However, they can also be caused by some diseases such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Atopic dermatitis;
  • St. Anthony’s Fire;
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus;
  • Psoriasis.

Skin rash: the symptoms

The first symptom is visual, the epidermis changes color and some pustules or spots appear. Another typical symptom of this skin condition is itching and dryness of the area affected by the rash.

Sometimes, other symptoms such as fever, joint pain, sore throat may occur.

It is essential that, at the onset of any of these symptoms, you go to your doctor promptly to bring the rash to his or her attention.

Rashes in children

Skin rashes are very common during childhood and can often result from diaper rash or exanthematous diseases such as measles, chickenpox, rubella, scarlet fever, fifth disease, sixth disease, and hand-foot-mouth disease.

It is important, in each of these circumstances, to inform the pediatrician who can immediately prescribe the correct treatment, preventing the onset of further disease.

Skin rash remedies

The first remedy is to go to the doctor: only by understanding what the trigger was can he proceed to a correct diagnosis and then to the right treatment.

In any case, it is important to avoid scratching or rubbing the affected area, and to avoid applying cosmetics as much as possible.

Essential is to clean the area well with warm water, leave it exposed to air as much as possible, and apply specific super moisturizing creams, such as Emollient Body Cream.

In fact, this cream is specially formulated to moisturize, protect, soothe and improve the condition of the skin and, thanks to an active ingredient derived from Sichuan pepper, is capable of soothing and calming skin rash while combating itchiness.