A rash is a change of the human skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell, and may be painful. A rash can last 5 to 20 days, the diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.
A rash indicates an abnormal change in skin color or texture. Rashes are usually caused by skin inflammation, which can have many causes.
Dry or crusty skin that might become thick from long-term scratching.
Fluid-filled blisters that might ooze when scratched.
Infection of the areas where the skin has been broken.
- Keep the itchy area cool and moist
- Keep cool, and stay out of the sun
- Avoid scratching as much as possible
- Avoid wearing tight clothes