Rash

Definition of Rash:

A reddened area of skin, sometimes itchy, sometimes with raised spots or blisters containing fluid or pus.  May cover a small area or most of the body.  Usually a symptom of an underlying medical condition or disorder, rarely serious.

Also: Rashes

Topics Related to Rash

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms often vary with the seasons and include ... Skin rashes or hives...”

Antibiotics

...as a treatment
“...Side-effects range from rash, swelling of the tongue and face, and difficulty breathing, to very serious and even fatal anaphylactic reactions...”
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Athletes Foot

...the condition
“..." In this type, a red rash spreads across the lower portion of the foot in the pattern of a moccasin...”

Bone Marrow Suppression

...the condition
“...Reduced white blood cells produce classic symptoms of a weak immune system: fever and chills; rash; diarrhea; signs of infection (swelling, redness, areas painful or warm to the touch); Reduced platelets produce classic excess bleeding symptoms: easy bruising; bleeding: nose bleeds, or...”

Bone Scan

...as a treatment
“...In extremely rare cases, a person may develop a rash, swelling, or anaphylaxis as a result of this scan...”

Boron

...as a treatment
“...It has been widely used as a simple home remedy for stings and burns, and as a powder to prevent rash...”

Boswellia

...as a treatment
“...Rare side-effects can include diarrhea, skin rash, and nausea...”

Brucellosis

...the condition
“...About 5-10% of patients have skin-related symptoms such as nodules, abscesses, eruptions, scaly skin patches, lesions that resemble impetigo, psoriasis or eczema, rashes, red or purple patches caused by capillary hemorrhage, and eye involvement including cataracts...”

Chagas Disease

...the condition
“...Sometimes a rash, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting occur...”

Chickenpox

...the condition
“...Patients are generally contagious between five days before and five days after the rash appears...”

Chlorophyll

...as a treatment
“...Chlorophyll is also said to benefit obesity, diabetes, gastritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, skin disorders such as eczema, rashes and skin infections...”

Cilantro

...as a treatment
“...Cilantro has also been used as a genital deodorant, for bladder disorders, coughs, headaches, diuretic, tonic, relief of rash and rheumatism...”

Collagen Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...However, most forms of collagen vascular disease do share some general symptoms ... skin rash...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...recommendation Antibiotics
“...If there is any sign of infection (for example raised temperature, sore throat, unexplained cough, abdominal pain and/or headache with drowsiness or a rash), a doctor should be contacted...”

Corticosteroids

...as a treatment
“...Anyone who is taking corticosteroids and has any of the symptoms listed below should check with the physician who prescribed the medicine as soon as possible ... Rash, acne, or other skin problems...”

Dermatitis

...related topic
“A general term used to refer to eruptions or rashes on the skin...”

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

...the condition
“...The rash usually occurs on the elbows, knees, and buttocks...”

Dermatomyositis

...the condition
“...They cause muscle weakness as their major symptom, and dermatomyositis also causes a skin rash...”

Diuretics

...as a treatment
“...Fever; Sore throat; Cough; Ringing in the ears; Unusual bleeding or bruising; Rapid and excessive weight loss; Skin rash; Loss of appetite; Nausea; Vomiting; Muscle cramps; Breast enlargement or tenderness in men (potassium-sparing diuretics); Deepening of the voice in women (potassium-sparing diuretics); Decreased...”

Eczema

...the condition
“...The skin rash is very itchy and sometimes disfiguring...”

Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet

...our question about Variations in bowel movements
“...The May 2004 Annals of Internal Medicine study showed that most of the Atkins Dieters had significantly more diarrhea, general weakness, rashes and muscle cramps...”

Ehrlichiosis

...the condition
“...A maculopapular or petechial rash appears in over half the cases and the disease may be mistaken for Rocky Mountain spotted fever...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Louis encephalitis sometimes have problems with urination; West Nile virus may produce a non-itchy rash on the chest, back, and arms (lasting about a week), loss of muscle tone, and weakness...”

Environmental Illness / MCS

...the condition
“...Most sufferers of MCS complain of at least several of the following ... skin rashes...”

Exanthem

...related topic
Rash, symptomatic of viral or bacterial diseases...”

Fluoride Reduction/Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Among hypersensitive individuals, fluoride toothpaste may cause or aggravate dermatitis (skin rash, usually near the mouth) or stomatitis (mouth ulcers, "canker sores")...”

Fungal Skin / Nail Infection

...the condition
“...Candida is the most common cause of diaper rash in infants where it takes advantage of the warm moist condition beneath the diaper...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Skin Symptoms Fever blisters; Mouth ulcers; Skin rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis Herpetiformis (caused by gluten); Vitiligo; Symptoms caused by the following Gall bladder problems; Elevated liver enzymes; Non alcoholic fatty liver; Autoimmune...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...Should you develop a rash or experience any other symptoms while using it, discontinue use immediately...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...presented with a variety of complex signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes, intermittent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, chronic bronchitis, photophobia, confusion, transient visual scotomata, irritability and depression and other signs and symptoms that until recently...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...About 95% of these children experience no signs of illness or rash during the first infection...”

HIV/AIDS

...the condition
“...Also, a mononucleosis-like syndrome can occur, characterized by prolonged fever, rigors, myalgias, arthralgias, rash, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, and this is associated with seroconversion for the HIV antibody...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
“...Ampicillin is usually not recommended because it sometimes causes a rash that can be confused with the pink, measles-like rash that 1 out of 5 mono patients develops...”

Jewelweed

...as a treatment
“...The leaves and the juice from the stem of Jewelweed are used by herbalists to cure poison ivy and other plant induced rashes, as well as many other types of dermatitis...”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Approximately 20% have acute systemic JRA which is characterized by febrile onset, variable joint manifestations, rash, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, liver disease and, rarely, by GI tract disease...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...About 50-70% experienced rashes or other skin symptoms, 50-60% gastrointestinal symptoms, and 20-30% respiratory symptoms...”

Lei Gong Teng

...as a treatment
“...About 45% of patients who received TP complained of such adverse effects as skin rashes, skin pigmentation, stomatitis and softening of finger nails...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...THE ELEVEN CRITERIA USED FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF LUPUS ... Malar Rash – Rash on cheeks...”
...our question about Frequency of rashes
“Skin rashes are reported by 74% of lupus sufferers...”

Lyme Disease

...the condition
“...In about half of these cases a large, reddish rash about 2 inches in diameter appears and expands around or near the site of the bite...”

Maculopapular

...related topic
“The term for a rash that contains both macules and papules...”

Male Breast Cancer

...our question about Itchy or scaly nipples
“A special kind of breast cancer, Paget's disease, may appear as a rash or irritation of the nipple...”

Measles

...the condition
“...6°C), and a red blotchy rash appears...”
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Meningitis

...the condition
“...If there is infection in the blood, a purplish skin rash that looks like bruising may also occur...”

Middle Ear Infection

...the condition
“...The most common antibiotics are often associated with adverse toxic side-effects, including diarrhea, vomiting, diaper rash...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...About 50-70% experienced rashes or other skin symptoms, 50-60% gastrointestinal symptoms, and 20-30% respiratory symptoms...”

Neutropenia

...our question about Frequency of infections
“...Skin is the second most common infection site, manifesting as ulcers, abscesses, and rashes...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...Patients also may bleed or bruise easily, get a skin rash, or retain fluid...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...our question about Abdominal distension, swelling
“Low protein intake can manifest as edema of the hands and feet, swollen abdomen, irritability, anorexia, a peeling rash, hair discoloration, and a large fatty liver...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“...In addition to the infusion, poultices were also made of the olive leaves to treat boils, rashes, warts and other skin problems...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Disadvantages are androgenic effects such as hair growth, acne and voice lowering, as well as nausea, dizziness, rashes, headache, backache and nervousness...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Side-effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, rashes and headaches...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it ... Skin hives, rash, or itchy or swollen skin...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“...The skin may show rashes, swelling, ulcers, and lumps (nodular lesions)...”

Pinworm Infection

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...If you have side-effects after taking pyrantel, get advice from your health care provider before you take it again, especially if a skin rash occurs...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
“...Bacterial and Mycoplasmal Pneumonia Mycoplasma pneumonia usually starts with a dry cough and tiredness, followed occasionally by a rash and phlegm production...”

Polymyositis

...the condition
“...There can also be reddish rash on the face, neck and upper chest...”

Psoriasis

...the condition
“...It may be aggravated by injury or irritation (cuts, burns, rash, insect bites), and it may be severe in immunosuppressed people (such as with chemotherapy for cancer, or with AIDS) or those who have autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis...”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“Psoriatic arthritis is a long-lasting condition that causes skin rashes and produces joint inflammation...”

Rashes

...the condition
“"Skin rash" is a general term that describes a group of spots, an area of inflammation, or changes in the color or texture of the skin...”
...relationship to Ulcerative Colitis
“Skin rashes may occur as a result of the presence of ulcerative colitis and disappear when the colitis is treated...”

Sarcoidosis

...our question about Frequency of rashes
“Skin lesions and rashes – tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin – are common...”

Shepherd's Purse

...as a treatment
“...Herbalists also use the herb topically for eczema and rashes of the skin...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...the condition
“Shingles is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that may be associated with severe pain...”

Silicone Breast Implant Problems

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: The syndrome includes the symptoms of arthralgia, myalgia, sicca complex, paresthesia, balance disturbance, night sweats, rashes, memory difficulty and fatigue...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...and secondary Sjogren's syndrome can affect other parts of the body as well, including the skin, joints, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, and nervous system, and cause symptoms such as ... Skin rashes...”

Slippery Elm

...as a treatment
“...If an allergic rash develops when slippery elm is applied to the skin, discontinue its use in all forms...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...Any genital symptoms such as discharge or burning during urination or unusual sore or rash should be a signal to stop having sex and to consult a health care provider immediately...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...Signs of secondary syphilis begin to appear within six weeks to six months after contact with a rash over all or part of the body...”

Syphilis

...related topic
“A sexually-transmitted disease, with symptoms in the early contagious stages being a sore on the genitalia, a rash, patches of flaking tissue, fever, a sore throat, and sores in the mouth or anus...”

Tendency Toward Allergic Reactions

...the condition
“...This overreaction causes allergy symptoms such as rash, itchy eyes, a runny nose, trouble breathing, nausea, or diarrhea...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...Some practitioners of Homeopathy recommend use of very dilute thuja, in pill or liquid form, for treating irritability, depression, sadness, impaired thinking, headache, warts, growths, rashes, runny nose, sores in the nose, mouth pain, toothache, gas, hemorrhoids, watery stool, enlarged prostate, gonorrhea, back pain, joint pain, bad dreams, tiredness, insomnia, fevers, shaking...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“... neck, behind ears, under arms, groin); abnormalities of the parotid glands (the salivary glands, located below and in front of each ear); abnormal thyroid function; skin rashes, dry skin, itching, and sensitivity to the sun; Sjögren's Syndrome (dry eyes, dry mouth and dry mucous membranes); changes in skin color and texture, such as hardening, thickening, or...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis may also cause problems such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, and kidney stones...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...If you have a rash that will not go away, or is accompanied by a fever, you should consult your doctor...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...However, a transient rash and burning sensation of the penis have been reported after intercourse if condoms were not used...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Any of the following may be symptoms ... rash, may be painful, red, on lower legs (erythema nodosum)...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...These are the most common vasculitis skin lesions, but hives, an itchy lumpy rash, and painful or tender lumps can occur...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include: failing vision, hypersensitivity to light, pellagra, skin inflammations and hypersensitivities including skin rashes, cracked and scaly skin, bad breath, tender gums, mouth sores, diarrhea, digestion upsets, ulcers, nausea, decreased appetite, decreased sense of taste, hyperacute sense of smell, fatigue,...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...last joints of the fingers, headaches, bad breath, dizziness, extreme nervousness, foul-smelling flatulence, burning pain and cramps in abdomen, lethargy, dizziness, swollen ankles, an itching red rash around genitals, nausea, sore lips, mouth and tongue, and "showers of dandruff"...”

Vitamin C Requirement

...our question about Frequency of rashes
“Scurvy has rash as one of its symptoms...”

Vitamin Paba

...as a treatment
“...Since unwanted side-effects (including skin rash and fever) are possible at higher quantities, it is best to work with PABA along with a health care professional skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional therapy...”

West Nile Virus

...our question about Frequency of rashes
“A rash is present in 20-50% of patients...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Skin ... Diaper rash...”

Zeolites

...as a treatment
“...These patients may develop muscle aching, headache, skin rash and malaise...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... dry skin rash...”
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