The term ‘rash’ covers a very wide variety of both common and uncommon, temporary and chronic, mild and severe skin conditions.
What causes skin rashes?
Usually described under the general label of ‘dermatitis’, a rash is an area of skin that can be pink, swollen, scaly, itchy, bumpy, or have a different appearance than normal, uninvolved skin. There are variations in rash appearance depending on the underlying cause.
Common conditions that can cause dermatitis include: