Most of us will suffer with a rash at some point in our lives. The common rashes that are persistent and that cause symptoms include:
Different diagnoses have different clinical features. Eczema may cause dry, itchy patches. Psoriasis causes very scaly and thick plaques. Fungal infections can cause red, scaly and weepy areas and abnormal nails. Urticaria resembles hives. Lichen planus causes little purple spots. It is important for a rash to be diagnosed based on the clinical features by a Dermatologist.
Yes and this is surprisingly not uncommon. An itch without a rash is known as primary pruritus and requires internal causes such as anaemia and thyroid disorders to be checked for. Sometimes an itch without a rash is a variation of urticaria.
Yes, there are many effective therapies and it is important to see a Dermatologist for these. Options to treat rashes are listed below and individualised to the needs of the patient:
If you have a rash and you would like diagnosis and treatment, please call us on 0121 456 0880 today.