Types of Skin Rashes

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There are many different types of skin rashes that can affect men, women, or children. In some cases, the rashes can be easily identified and their cause can be readily determined. In these situations, because of proper rash identification or proper rash diagnosis, the correct and most effective treatment for the rash can be implemented. Unfortunately, in other cases, an accurate rash diagnosis is extremely difficult to perform.

The problem lies in the fact that many people experiencing a rash on the skin are not sure of its cause. It is not unusual for a rash to appear on the skin without a cause being clearly evident. Was the rash caused by an allergic reaction to a drug, bug bite, ingestion of a particular food, contact with a plant, or because of some other allergen? Is the skin rash the result of a virus, fungus, or bacterium? How about exposure to chemicals or heat? There are so many factors at play that finding a cause can be extremely difficult to isolate. Therefore, rash treatments are not as effective as they should be because individuals might always be exposed to the skin rash trigger which counteracts the treatment.

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One of the tools that can be used to find the cause of a skin rash is to read and study other individual’s skin rash experiences. This type of information can also be used in diagnosing a skin rash. By analyzing information provided by actual skin rash suffers, a determination as to the cause of a skin rash may be found. Consequently, effective prevention and treatment can then be put in place.

On this page and on several other pages of this website you will find a number of submissions from individuals that are suffering and have suffered from different skin rash types. The database of submissions continues to grow and there is a good chance that you will be able to find similarities with your skin rash problem.

Below, you also have the opportunity to share your story about your own types of skin rashes. Useful information to provide is:

  • A detailed account of the skin rash symptoms.
  • The cause or causes of the skin rash or if not known some possibilities as to why the rash may have appeared.
  • The different treatments that have been tried and the level of skin rash relief that these treatments provided.

By providing this type of information about your own skin rash problem, you may be helping others who are struggling with a skin rash. 

Share A Story About Your Battle With Skin Rashes

There are many types of skin rashes that people are affected with. If you have a story about your experience with a skin rash and feel that if would be useful to the individuals visiting this website then please feel free to share it.

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Intense Itchy Skin Rash on Arms and Legs 
About almost four years ago I started with a skin rash on my arm. It has since been present on both of my arms, top of hands, upper neck, and currently …

Extreme Itch on Forearms and Hands  
My skin problem began as a small mosquito type bump and after almost tearing my arm off because of the scratching due to the extreme itch, the lesions …

Red Scaly Rash Similar to Acne 
My skin rash problem started out somewhat small and circular on my right forearm. I thought that it was possibly a ringworm type rash so I started putting …

Mosquito Bite Reaction and Skin Scarring 
Whenever I go to the East coast for a vacation I have to be very careful to watch out for mosquitos. When I am bitten by one, the mosquito bite goes through …

Winter Rash on Arms and Legs 
I am a male and I am presently 61 years old. I live in the United States in Maryland. It seems that for the past ten years I get a skin rash on both sides …

Red Rash with Burning Itch 
I have had this red burning itch rash for over two years. I got it when I was pregnant and it just won't go away! I have provided some pictures to show …

Recurring Skin Rash Bumps on Arm and Chest 
In late February or early March I started noticing a very itchy bump that was on my arm. I thought it was harmless so I scratched it and scratched it, …

Red Circular Flaking Rashes 
For multiple years now I've had red circular flaking rashes that come and go. When it started it was essentially just small red patches on my cheeks and …

Intense Skin Rash on Body 
Starting in November of 2010, with some symptoms or signs, but later my skin all over my body became covered in a rash. It started on my wrists and quickly …

Burning Bright Red Rash 
I am really hoping someone can help me out. I had knee surgery in November of 2011 and about a week after the surgery I came down with this bright red …

Body Rash when Hot 
I have been experiencing this body rash for about five months now. I cannot sweat a single drop except from my armpits. Whenever my body heats up, a rash …

Fungal Skin Rash on Stomach 
This skin rash that I have had for one month now started off as a couple tiny but extremely itchy dots or spots on the skin of my stomach region. These …

Circular Skin Rash Not Ringworm 
We are at our wits end about this skin care problem. My boyfriend started to develop spots on his hands about a year ago now. After a while the spots began …

Itchy Round Red Rash 
I have a very peculiar skin rash problem. I have been dealing with this skin condition since my childhood days. This skin rash consists of round red rashes …

Allergic Reaction to Proactive 
I started out with a couple of pimples here and there and so I ordered Proactive to get rid of the acne problem. The Proactive burnt my skin when I first …

Painless Rash on Face and Around Mouth 
I have a painless rash on my face. This facial skin rash does not itch and overall it does not bother me at all. It is just when I look in the mirror I …

Undiagnosed Non Itchy Body Skin Rash 
I have had this skin problem for over four years now. It does not seem to be getting any better. The skin rash only seems to be spreading. I have tried …

Itchy Skin Blotches Rash 
I am a twenty-four year old female who is having a terrible time with a certain type of itchy skin rash spots. I describe these spots in terms of skin …

Non Itchy Skin Rash on Stomach 
Overnight I developed a skin rash on my stomach. I have no idea what this skin rash is or where it came from or whether it is something to be concerned …

Unknown Red Itchy Skin Bumps Rash 
I have recently begun to notice a type of skin rash problem spreading all over the skin on my body. The bumps of the skin rash are red in color and vary …

Skin Rash on Chest with Fever 
I woke up on Tuesday morning feeling a little warm and out of it. Because of the way I felt, I rested all day after taking some Aspirin. Afterwards, I …

Blistering Painful Sores Skin Rash 
I have been battling a major skin issue for almost a year. This skin problem has progressively gotten worse over the year. My recent diagnosis is dermatitis …

Small Red Dots Rash on Arms 
I am 34 years old. About ten years ago small red dots that look like a rash developed on the skin on the back of my arms and then one to two years ago …

Rash on Arms 
About 16 years ago, after working outside with dried grass and in the hot sun, I had my first bout with this skin rash on arm problem. I was hot and sweaty, …

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Pox like Spots on Chest Arms Neck Legs 
This started with one small spot on my chest in November 2010 and I thought it was just a normal spot. I then got three, then four and now I am covered. …

Little White Bumps Skin Rash on Arm 
My friend had scabies a couple of months ago and I saw her maybe three times in total when she did have it. So now when my boyfriend isn't shaved up and …

Severe Itchy Skin Rash after Surgery 
I recently had neck surgery 11-30-10 and everything went well. Seven hours is how long my surgery took. I stayed 2 days in ICU and 2 days on the surgery …

Hot Itchy Skin Rash that Spreads 
I have a rash that I keep getting on the same spot on my arm every year. It starts out as a small lump and it itches and then it starts getting hot and …

Nystatin and Triamcinol Acetonide for Skin Rash 
This past summer I got a groin rash. It was not itchy but the area did get reddish especially in the folds and at the very top of the inner thighs. I went …

Skin Rashes - Rashes on Skin 
I had gall bladder surgery over a year ago. About 6 months after the surgery I started getting a local rash around each one of the small scars on my abdomen …

Rash Under Breasts 
A few years ago I developed a very red, itchy, painful rash around my inner thighs and pelvic area. I was prescribed a salve by my gynecologist. It cleared …

Upper Torso Rash from Life Jacket 
Everytime my 8 year old son goes in lake water with his life jacket on, he ALWAYS get a red bumpy rash ALL OVER his upper torso area, exactly where the …

Chronic Non-itchy Small Red Bumps  
My son who is turning 12 had a bad reaction to his second vaccinations and since then has had a rash. The doctor gave us a cream and I thought it would …

Skin Rash on Arms and Legs 
My two girls went to visit their friend overnight in a different city. The next day we all met at the beach. The group of kids (6 total) were itchy after …

Bra Strap Skin Rash on Older Skin 
I have worn the same pair of bras for around 10 years. They were an expensive brand purchased with the help of the specialist assistant at Selfridge's …

Herpes Skin Rash on Arms 
I would like to describe a skin problem that I am having to see if anyone knows whether it could be related to the herpes virus or not. The skin rash that …

Small Raised Red Bumps Skin Rash 
I play rugby professionally which requires me to train daily. After I train/play a rash develops on my torso, under armpits, around the neck, and on my …

Raised Red Lesions on Forehead 
Two years ago, practically overnight, three raised red lesions appeared on my forehead at the hairline. After a couple of antibiotic treatments which did …

Staph Infection and Itchy Skin Bumps 
Finally coming back on with maybe a solution to some peoples problems. After a year and a half and tons of pills, ointments, and lotion, the itching has …

Red Itchy Bumps on Arms 
We moved into a house and a few weeks later, I was the first to receive these red itchy bumps on my arms. At first I thought it was bug bites because they …

Chronic Skin Rash on Different Body Parts 
I have had this itching for 4 to 5 months already. It is a mild rash with no pain, but horrible itching. The nightimes are the worst times especially on …

Sun Exposure and Swimming Skin Rash 
I just returned from Las Vegas. I go every May. Almost every year I begin to notice a skin rash in my armpits. This year it spread down my arm and into …

Body Rashes - Rash or Rashes on Body 
I would like to contribute my story to this body rashes page. On December 31st, I developed this rash all over my thighs and spreading stead fast to the …

No Relief From Pregnancy Rash  
Hello my name is Lacy. I am 26 and a mother of 3. I am married to a wonderful man. My problem began about 8 years ago. When I first got pregnant with my …

Itchy, Disfiguring, Debilitating Skin Rash 
I started with a small spot on the inner right forearm. Over a period of a week, this multiplied into several itchy spots and some developed on my other …

Itchy Red Rash with Bumps 
I have no idea where this rash came from but it is itchy. It started as a few spots of red bumps and now it has spread even further across my chest. Any …

Unexplained Rash on Torso Arms Thighs 
I've been dealing with a kidney stone for the past week and I suddenly came up with this rash that has no other symptoms. It is just little dots on my …

Circular Skin Rash on Arm 
Can anyone help me identify what this is on my arm? It is perfectly circular and about a size of a quarter. It appeared out of nowhere and it is all red. …

Rash Under Arms and Inner Thighs 
I have had a rash under both of my arms and on the inner part of my thighs for several months now. I had this skin rash problem checked by a dermatologist …

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Mysterious Leg Rashes - Lyme disease? 
I hope you guys know more about these rashes than I. I've googled them but can't find the exact thing. First, a little background. I have Lupus but …

Little Itchy Pimple-like Bumps Under Arm 
I have had an itchy right armpit for a couple of days. Not thinking to look at it until the itching became worse. No change in diet, skin or hair products, …

Red Scratch Like Dotted Rash 
I developed this rash about four days ago. It has the appearance of red scratch like lines on various parts of my body. It is present mainly on my back, …

Itchy Red Bumps on Body 
A few weeks ago, I noticed red itchy bumps on my hands and wrists. At the time, I did not think much of these skin bumps and I didn't let them bother me …

Burning Red Face Rashes 
Hello to visitors of healthy-skincare.com. For approximately five years now, I have been dealing with burning red face rashes. These facial rashes burn …

Temporary Bug Bite Reaction on Arm 
This summer, I had been outside for no longer than five minutes when I realized that I had a bug or insect bite of some form on my wrist. I did not think …

Rash on Hand Joints, Elbows, and Knees 
I would like to share my skin rash story. I started out with a skin rash around the tips of my fingernails. This would occur when I would do my nails when …

Circular Itchy Red Rash - NOT Ringworm 
I have had this for circular or oval shaped rash for about two to three weeks now and I have no clue what it could possibly be. I am a 17 year old girl. …

Itchy Skin No Rash 
About nine months ago, I had a patch of "eczema" develop on the skin of my upper back area of my body. Within four months time, the rash, that was not …

Scabby Rash 
I have this wierd skin rash since I was very young, about two months old and now I am thirteen years old. The rash appears mostly during the winter months …

Reddish Bubbly Non-Itchy Rash 
I am in a band and I am always marching. Recently I began feeling a soreness pain in my left hip and this pain made its way down to the right tendon on …

Unexplained Child Face Rash 
This skin rash started last year when my son was in his kindergarten year. My son randomly started coming home on a daily basis with a red skin rash around …

Raised Pink Groin Rash 
So, I have been experiencing this rash on my groin or rather the area where my thigh meets my groin on and off for about three to four months now. The …

Severe Swollen Rash/Allergic Reaction Over Entire Body 
Every day, I ride a middle aged man to his clinic. One day he complained to me about a problem he was having - waking up in the middle of the night to …

Hair Follicle Pimple Rash 
I have had this rash since January of 2012 (over a year now) and it has not gone away. More rashes have appeared after the initial outbreak. I have tried …

Deep Itching Skin Hives 
For over 25 years I have been suffering with deep itching hives. I am blessed that these hives have not affect my face because of the appearance. Instead …

Non Itchy Rash on Face and Neck 
I had lunch one afternoon with my daughter, who is 19 years old and pregnant with her first child, after her OBGYN appointment. She was twenty weeks pregnant …

Swollen Feet and Rash on Legs 
I went camping in 2002 (when I was 18 years old) in Pune, Maharashtra, India after I had just moved to Pune. I developed some swollen bumps on my legs …

Undiagnosed Skin Rash with No Fever 
I have a two year old daughter that has now had a skin rash since before Christmas time. I did bring her to see the doctor almost one month ago and the …

Chronic Pattern Body Rash 
I am a 62 year old male. I have experienced chronic and recurring system outages with an associated overall patterned body rash since the late 1970s. The …

Itchy Red Spots on Legs 
I am 15 years old and take a dance class at school as my physical education credit. Since the first day of dance, I have noticed that I get tiny red spots …

Raised Skin Hives Rash 
I have a peculiar type of skin hives rash problem. When I scratch the skin on any part of my body, the scratching leaves a raised red line with white bumps. …

Non Itchy Lumps on Forehead and Forearms 
I am a 53 year old female, of average weight and height. In 2008 or 2009 I started getting colorless lumps or bumps on one of my eyelids. I happened to …

Tattoo and Skin Hives 
I just had my second child in July of 2011 and since he has been born we have both experienced various types of skin issues. He has had a yeast infection …

Lichen Planus Treatment or Cure 
My name is Laurie and about two years ago I wrote a letter to this skin rash forum telling about my case of Lichen Planus, which is a very itchy skin rash …

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Red Bumps Rash on Forearm 
I was driving back home the other day and when I arrived at home, I noticed my forearm had a skin rash in the form of red bumps on it. I have attached …

Blotchy Red Skin Rash on Back 
I would like some input on a recent skin problem that occurred to me and my friend. My friend and I were at the beach all day and of course we sprayed …

Poison Ivy Looking Skin Rash 
About a week ago, I noticed a rash on the underside of my left forearm that looked a lot like a reaction to poison ivy. There were red bumps forming, but …

Itchy Red Rashes 
I just returned from a vacation in St. Thomas where I was exposed to a lot of sun, salt water, and chlorine. One of the last days of my vacation I had …

Leg Rash or Leg Skin Rash 
My nine year old daughter went to a school dance a week after recuperating from the flu. About an hour after she was at the dance she started getting a …

Reoccuring Red Itchy Body Welts 
A few months ago, I suddenly started getting these red itchy skin welts on my body. The itching was so intense I could not sleep at all. The antihistamine …

Cure Skin Rashes with Hypnotherapy 
In October 2010, I suddenly developed a skin rash on my face coupled with a very inflamed red eye. As I am by nature a very shy and quiet individual these …

Red Round Skin Rash on Arms with No Itch 
Last year I experience a similar skin problem except the red round skin rash that did not itch was on my arms, stomach and on my legs. I went to the doctor …

Neck Rash - Rash on Neck - Neck Rashes 
For a couple of months and almost a year I have been getting a rash on my neck. In the most severe case of this neck rash, I have experienced pain and …

Red Rash - Rashes Red and Itchy 
My daughter is six years old. She came home from school one day and had some fruit snacks as she usually does. She played for a while then I looked and …

Repcilline for Eczema and Skin Problems 
My daughter was born with Eczema. I didn't know what that 'crusty' skin was behind her ears but it was hard as a rock! After bathing her the crustiness …

Pimple Like Skin Sore Rash 
This pimple like skin sore rash first looked like a spider bite a month ago. My physician did not give me a diagnosis of my skin rash but gave me two antibiotics …

Blisters or Boils Skin Rashes 
In 2007, due to a very stressful job, I developed shingles. It seems from that point on, my skin in certain places has never been the same. The first time …

Lichen Planus Skin Rash 
I was taking care of my husband's back when he had Impetigo skin infection and unfortunately I didn't where gloves and in hindsight I should have. I ended …

Food Poisoning Skin Rash 
I bought 2 packets of green powder at the health food store - both individual servings. On Saturday, I drank a whole packet, felt sick, and couldn't …

Rash on Face - Facial Rash - Rashes Affecting the Face 
I am Dr.Gaurav Roy a dentist from Mumbai, India. I have a chronic skin rash on face problem for the last three years. The problem however has worsened …

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