Skin rashes and inflammation

Skin inflammations, also called skin rashes, can have many different characteristics depending on their cause. Many skin rashes require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional.
Skin rashes may be isolated to one area of the body as a reaction to something (such as a detergent, a piece of jewelry, etc.). Some conditions may create a skin rash no larger than a quarter isolated to a single location while other skin conditions create inflammation that can cover the entire body.

Common types of skin inflammation include:

  • Dermatitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Drug Rashes
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Poison Ivy / Poison Oak / Poison Sumac
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Skin Rash Symptoms

As with many disorders, the skin rash symptoms experienced by each individual may vary as everyone experiences symptoms differently. Common skin inflammation symptoms may include:

  • Mild to moderate redness and swelling of the skin
  • Blistering of the skin
  • Itching
  • Scaling and temporary thickening of the skin
  • Skin Rash Causes

There are many skin rash causes with the most common stemming from allergens. The most notable allergens that cause skin inflammations (rashes) include:

  • Soaps
  • Drool
  • Different foods
  • Detergents
  • Harsh baby lotions
  • Perfumes
  • As well, certain plants, metals, cosmetics and medications can also cause skin inflammation.