A rash is any area of irritated or swollen skin on your body. Rashes are often itchy and painful and can appear differently on different skin tones. While they are often described as red, on darker skin tones they may be purple, gray, or white. Our team of dermatologist will diagnose and treat skin rashes for you and the whole family.
Rashes are abnormal changes in skin color or texture. They usually result from skin inflammation, which can have many causes.
There are many types of rashes, including eczema, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, and pityriasis rosea.
We don’t know for sure what causes atopic eczema, but the condition often affects people with a family history of allergies. If you have eczema, you may also have hay fever and/or asthma, or have family members with those conditions.
Some things can trigger a flare-up of eczema or make eczema worse, but they don’t cause the condition. Eczema triggers include stress, skin irritants (including soaps, skin care products, or some fabrics), allergens, and climate/environment. Learn more about the link between allergies and eczema.