What Does it Mean if You Have These Rashes?

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic, long-term skin condition of adults that causes redness in the face and may produce small red or pus-filled bumps.

Most people experience occasional flare-ups, usually in response to triggers that increase blood flow to the surface of your skin. Possible triggers include:

  • Certain foods
  • Skin products
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emotional stress
  • Sun exposure

Rosacea has no cure, but treatments such as moisturizer or antibiotics may control or reduce your signs and symptoms.

Heat Rash (Miliaria)

This skin eruption is caused when sweat ducts are blocked (by clothing or body creams) during hot, humid weather. Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters and is likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the breasts, and in elbow creases.

Treatment involves moving the individual to a cooler environment or simply allowing the area to air out

Shingles

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering condition caused by the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus. If you’ve ever had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue. Years later, the virus may reactivate, causing shingles at any age.

A shingles outbreak may start with vaguely uncomfortable sensations, itching or pain with no obvious external cause. Within several days, clusters of small blisters — similar to the chickenpox rash — appear in a defined area on one side of your body. Over a few more days, the blisters break, leaving behind ulcers that dry and form crusts.

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After about four weeks, the crusts fall off, and the pain and itching usually go away.

Antiviral drugs may lessen your pain or decrease the likelihood of persistent pain after the rash has healed. A shingles vaccine is recommended for most people age 60 or over. Similarly, a chickenpox vaccine in childhood can reduce your risk of shingles later in life.

 

How Can You Treat Rashes?

Naturally, treamtnet is going to depend on what kind of rash you have. All of the rashes listed above (and many more which are not listed) have a specific treatment.

General over-the-counter rash treatments are always a good place to start, but if the rash persists for a few days or gets worse, it’s always safe to see your doctor ASAP.

 

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