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Severe rash on a white male
ICD-10 R21.
ICD-9 782.1
.A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance or texture.^ MRSA Rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin.
  • Rashes: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 3:47 UTC www.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A rash is any change in the skin that alters its appearance or texture.

^ Rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin.
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.A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin.^ A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin.
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^ The rash occurs in all parts of my body, especially the limbs.
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^ Skin rashes are not restricted to a specific part of the body and can occur anywhere.
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.Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.^ MRSA Rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin.
  • Rashes: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 1 February 2010 3:47 UTC www.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shingles is a blistering, painful skin rash that is common among older adults.
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^ It is caused by dampness or changes in the skin conditions.

.The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely.^ The causes, and therefore treatments for, rashes vary widely.
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^ Treatment depends on the cause of the rash: .

^ Common Rashes defined, causes, rash treatment .
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.Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members.^ Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members.

^ The occurrence of rash may be intermittent.
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^ Avoid things that may cause your rashes and other symptoms to appear or worsen.
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.The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.^ The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.
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^ Rashes may be caused due to many reasons and therefore diagnosis of this particular skin condition is very complicated procedure and involves and has a lot of aspects to it.
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^ The presence of a rash may aid diagnosis of the patient's condition.
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.The presence of a rash may aid associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases.^ Skin Rash - Signs - Symptoms - pediatrichealthchannel .

^ A rash may be a redness over a certain area of...
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^ Rashes may also appear as a symptom of infection.
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.For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts.^ For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts; it classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.
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^ The rash begins as the fever goes away.
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^ For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts.
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.It classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.^ It classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.
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^ For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts; it classically starts at the head and spreads downwards."
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^ For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts; it classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.
  • Anxiety Zone - Rash, hives, skin irritation, allergic reaction, psoriasis, eczema 1 February 2010 3:47 UTC www.anxietyzone.com [Source type: Academic]

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Causes

Common causes of rashes include:
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Uncommon causes:

Evaluation

.The causes of a rash are extremely broad, which may make the evaluation of a rash extremely difficult.^ Rashes may cause the skin - .
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^ The causes of a rash are vast, that makes the diagnosis of a rash very difficult.
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^ Chemotherapy drugs may cause a rash.
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.An accurate evaluation by a doctor may only be made in the context of a thorough history (What medication is the patient taking?^ For a correct evaluation , a doctor may go thorough the history of a patient and may ask questions on - .
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^ An accurate evaluation by a doctor may only be made in the context of a thorough history (What medication is the patient taking?
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^ Medical history and physical examination by a doctor.
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What is the patient's occupation? Where has the patient been?) and complete physical examination.
Points to note in the examination include:
.Typically, it is never a good habit for one to scratch a rash, as doing so may invigorate the rash and cause it to spread.^ Do the blisters cause the rash to spread?
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^ The rash may spread very quickly.
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^ Skin rash is one which is caused by allergies.
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.Gently rubbing the rash may provide temporary relief, but it is more than likely better to avoid contact with the affected areas altogether.^ The rash area may itch or feel like it is burning.
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^ A rash may be a redness over a certain area of...
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^ What areas of the body are affected by heat rash?
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Overview of symptoms

Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
Acne Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Scalp of recently born babies
Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewelery, perfume or clothing.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
Psoriasis White, scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
Measles Red rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

See also

References

  1. ^ Boyd MA, Menon P, Graves S, Gordon DL (March 2007). "A febrile illness with generalized papular rash involving the palms and soles". Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 44 (5): 704, 755–6. doi:10.1086/511637. PMID 17278064. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/511637?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dncbi.nlm.nih.gov.   Scholar search

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