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Itching & Skin Rashes

Itching & Skin Rashes

Oftentimes we have encountered situations where we have an undying itching sensation, that just wouldn’t go away. We scratch it for hours only to realise we have made the itch worse.
If you have ever encountered this, or know someone who has encountered such a situation then read on to find out how to curb a rash

What is a rash?
A Rash is an alteration in the human skin which affects the color, texture and temperature of the skin in the said area. It can make the skin chapped, bumpy, scaly, cracked, blistered, pus filled and reddish. A rash can be global (occurring all over the body) or localised (occurring in a specific area only).

How to know if its a Rash?
Almost all the rashes damage the superficial skin and the deeper layers of the skin. To identify if it is a rash or just a boil, place a clear glass on the rash and gently press the glass. View the affected skin through the glass.
If the rash fades away, it has not affected the deeper layers. If the rash is still visible, seek medical help as the rash is deep seated.

What are the common types of rashes to look out for?

  1. Dermatitis: This type of rash causes superficial itching, skin burning sensation, stinging sensation, increased localised temperature etc.

There are 3 types of Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis: It is an allergic reaction which can be triggered by consumption or ingestion of irritants like overused oils, junk food, certain kinds of mushrooms etc
Seborrheic Dermatitis: It is an allergic reaction which results in skin with rashes and boils filled with pus.
Contact Dermatitis: It is an allergic reaction that occurs when the individual comes in contact with the allergen. It is sometimes associated with pus filled boils.

  1. Urticaria: It is a skin condition that is caused by vascular reaction on the skin. It takes the appearance of pits and elevations on the skin. Often associated with pimples and acne on the face and pits and elevations on the hands, chest and back.

  2. Acne: It is an inflammatory disorder of the skin that causes pimples, spots, blackhead, whiteheads, pigmentation, scaly skin etc it is commonly seen on face, chest, back neck and arms.

  3. Psoriasis: It is an autoimmune disorder that usually affects the elbow, knee and scalp. It is said to be aggravated by stress, cold, agitation etc.

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