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    Skin Rashes Suggested

    Although most skin rashes are harmless, some do need treatment from your doctor or pharmacist. Some rashes (especially dark red or purple rashes that don't fade with pressure) may even need urgent medical treatment.

    Nappy Rash Conditions

    Nappy Rash, What causes nappy rash? Nappy rash is a skin inflammation. Most cases are due to a reaction of the skin to urine and poo (faeces). , candidiasis nappy ...

    Prickly Heat and Heat Rash (Miliaria) Conditions

    Prickly Heat and Heat Rash (Miliaria), Miliaria is a rash that develops in some people when they sweat more than usual. The rash is also sometimes called prickly heat, or a heat ...

    Viral Rashes Conditions

    For example, you may wake up in the morning to find yourself covered in a rash. It usually lasts only a few days. Sometimes the rash is slightly itchy. Usually the rash disa...

    Pityriasis Versicolor Conditions

    Treatment can clear the rash. Some people who are prone to this condition need regular treatment to prevent the rash from coming back (recurring).

    Pityriasis Rosea Conditions

    Pityriasis rosea is a self-limiting rash, In other words it goes away on its own without any treatment. Although the rash can be quite dramatic, the illness is very mild.

    Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum Conditions

    What does the rash of erythema toxicum neonatorum look like? The rash of ETN generally looks like red blotches, mainly affecting the face and body (trunk).

    Slapped Cheek Disease Conditions

    The infectious period is for 4-20 days before the rash appears. By the time the rash develops, it is usually no longer infectious. In the UK, April and May are the peak months for...

    Hives (Urticaria) Conditions

    This itchy rash is also known as urticaria, or as nettle rash. In some cases this itchy rash is triggered by a physical stimulus. , urticaria urticarial rash hives ...

    Hives (Acute Urticaria) Conditions

    This itchy rash is also known as urticaria, or as nettle rash. The rash may be acute (if it comes on suddenly and does not last for long) or chronic (if the rash has lasted ...

    Lichen Planus Conditions

    The itchiness is unusual in that affected people tend to rub the rash rather than scratch to ease the itch. Sometimes the rash develops quickly over a few days.

    Hives (Chronic Urticaria) Conditions

    Urticaria (also known as nettle rash) is an itchy rash caused by tiny amounts of fluid that leak from blood vessels just under the skin surface. , angioedema urticaria urticarial ...

    Perioral Dermatitis Conditions

    The severity of the rash can vary from a few minor spots that are barely noticeable, to a definite and obvious lumpy rash that is around the mouth. The rash is not usually painful or...

    Polymorphic Light Eruption Conditions

    It can take as little as 20 minutes of strong sun to trigger the rash. The rash generally comes on within a few hours of going into the sun. The rash usually gets better ...

    Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap) Conditions

    The condition is not usually itchy and, in most cases, the baby is not aware of any problem or discomfort. Rash . In addition ...

    Viral Skin Infections Conditions

    If your child has a high temperature (fever) or a mild illness and they've come out with a reactive viral rash then no treatment at all is necessary. As adults, we see a rash ...

    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Conditions

    The affected skin hurts, and it may start to hurt before the rash appears, and may keep hurting for some time after the rash has gone. You may feel generally off-colour and not yours...

    Chickenpox in Adults and Teenagers Conditions

    Being unable to take fluids, due to a severe rash in the mouth. A very severe rash, or a rash which bruises or bleeds into the skin ('haemorrhagic rash').

    Purpuric Rashes Conditions

    The term purpura is usually used to refer to a skin rash in which small spots of blood appear on the skin. A purpuric rash is not a disease but it is caused by conditions that result...

    Skin Rashes Conditions

    This leaflet is a guide but if you have any concerns, you must telephone or see your GP, especially if: The rash doesn't quickly disappear. You feel unwell. The rash ...

    Chickenpox Contact in Pregnancy Conditions

    It can sometimes reappear later in life to cause a rash in just one part of your body - this rash is called shingles. About 9 people out of 10 have chickenpox as a child.

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