What Does it Mean if You Have These Rashes?

  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Plaque
  • Dents in nails
  • Stiffness
  • Inflamed tendons

Unfortunately, psoriasis is incurable, however, there are many prescription and at-home treatments. Some treatments your doctor may suggest are:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  •  Steroids
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Immunosuppressive drugs

Some treatments you can use right at home are:

  • Coal tar extract
  • Light therapy
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Moisturizer
  • Stress management

Drug Eruptions

Certain drugs (like antibiotics or chemotherapy) can produce a red, slightly raised skin rash as an unwanted side effect. Only 2% of modern drugs can cause this type of rash and most cases are mild – however, if left unchecked for a long period of time, this rash could become severe. When drug eruptions become more serious, fever and other organ involvement are common.

The only way to treat/avoid drug eruptions is to determine which drug is causing the outbreak and stop the use of said drug.

These red, itchy bumps come on very quickly and then resolve in about eight hours. They tend to recur frequently and are usually associated with some kind of allergic reaction.

Typically, hives go away on their own, but cool compresses or anti-histamine medication can be used if necessary.

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