Why are my skin rashes spreading so fast?

Why are my skin rashes spreading so fast?

Skin rash is a very common symptom in any population. Many people suffer from this health problem and face difficulties in continuing their daily routine due to so many reasons such as lack of confidence, itchiness, discomfort, and sometimes pain. Skin rashes alone is not a diagnosis or a disease. History taking, physical examination, and investigations are required to detect the underlying causes and to formulate a diagnosis. Skin rashes treatment in Malaysia can help you deal with your skin issues.

The common skin rashes are due to athlete’s foot, poison ivy, or eczema. Skin rashes due to infections are also common. Skin rashes following infection can be caused by many microorganisms or pathogens. The microorganisms can be bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus. Skin rashes can be self-limiting symptoms which heals by time and do not require any specific or particular treatment. Skin rashes which last for more than a few days will need medical attention and intervention. Other than that, if you have a fever or any other symptoms along with skin rashes, please see a doctor immediately and do not wait.

There is a list of noninfectious skin rashes which also quite common. The noninfectious skin rashes are contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, diaper rash, hives, psoriasis, and heat rash. Infectious skin rashes are more common to spread in comparison to noninfectious skin rashes. Many factors can increase the risk of spread. The factors are nutritional status, type of organism, immune system status, underlying causes, location, skin moisture, and others. 

Atopic dermatitis is often referred to as eczema. This skin disease is commonly affecting children. The skin rashes are usually red in colour, itchy, and sometimes watery. Atopic dermatitis commonly affects children’s elbow, knee, wrist, neck, and face. Seborrheic dermatitis, on the other hand, affects adults more than children. The skin rashes are usually scaly, reddish, and itchy. Seborrheic dermatitis usually causes skin rashes at your cheek, eyebrows, scalp, and ears. 

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by the presence of elevated, red, scaly, and sometimes itchy. Psoriasis can affect both females and males of any age group. The appearance of patients of psoriasis can terrify some of us, but do not worry to be with them as psoriasis is noninfectious. Contact dermatitis is a skin condition in which skin rashes are triggered by contact with certain fabrics, chemicals, objects, or substances. Avoiding the triggering factors is the ideal way to prevent contact dermatitis from happening.

Diaper rash is a subtype of contact dermatitis which is caused by irritants. The irritants are faeces and urine. Long contact with either urine or faeces will cause a child or an elderly to develop diaper rash. Immediate cleaning and changing diapers is a must. Skin rashes can also be caused by an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions take place because your immune system detects certain food or things as a foreign body. The reaction of your immune system will result in allergic symptoms like skin rashes, lip swelling, difficulty to breath and many more. 

The severity of allergic reactions varies. Some people might need an adrenaline pen to prevent an allergic reaction from killing them. Skin rashes treatment in Malaysia can help you deal with your skin issues especially skin rashes.        

Bonnie Baldwin