What causes itching and rash? 25 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a condition that makes skin red or inflamed after contact with a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is either the result of an allergen or an irritant. Allergic dermatitis usually appear...

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Dermatitis

If you've ever been out hiking in the woods, you probably know to avoid certain plants: poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac, for example. They're all off-limits, unless, of course, you want to suffer from ...

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Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. It is marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.

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Bites and Stings

Saliva from insect bites and venom from stings can cause a reaction such as swelling and itching. Bee stings can cause these symptoms and possibly anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.

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Drug Allergy Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Your immune system identifies the drug as foreign and acts to eliminate it from your body.

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Candida Fungus Skin Infection

Candida is a type of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin. In normal conditions, your skin may host small amounts of this fungus, but problems arise when it begins to multiply and creates an overgrowth...

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Allergic Eczema

When your body comes in contact with something that could make you ill, your immune system promotes chemical changes to help your body ward off disease. You are exposed to thousands of substances each day, and most wil...

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Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is not typically harmful to a person's body. This attack response may involve inflammation, sneezing, and a host of other symptoms.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an inflammation of the skin on a baby's bottom, caused by excessive exposure to a soiled diaper. Skin on the genitals, buttocks, and thighs will look red, puffy, blistered, and sore.

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Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis)

Ringworm is a contagious skin infection causing a small, itchy, ring-shaped rash. It is not caused by worms but rather a fungus.

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Scabies

Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a tiny microscopic bug known as the human itch mite. This mite is usually passed from simple skin to skin contact and can be transmitted through infested clothing or bedding...

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Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)

Dermatophytosis, commonly known as as ringworm, is a fungal infection of the skin. Ringworm is not caused by a worm but by a fungus. The infection can affect both humans and animals. The fungi that are known to caus...

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Measles

Measles is a very contagious infection of the respiratory system. One of its several symptoms is a sore or swollen throat.

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Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers

Stasis dermatitis is skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the veins in the legs. Pooling causes pressure inside the veins to rise. This elevated pressure causes damage to the capillaries, resulting in cell death.

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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection that may develop after strep throat. It usually affects children between six and 15 years old. It can cause a rash that consists of small red bumps and feels like sandpaper.

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The Bugly Truth About Flea Infestations

Fleas are tiny, reddish-brown, bloodsucking insects that normally feed on animals, but they can also feed on humans. Fleas can hop onto a pet

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Chemical Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Chemical burns occur when the skin or eyes come into contact with irritants, such as acids or bases. Symptoms vary, but skin reactions, pain or numbness are common.

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Pemphigoid

Pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune disorder that most often affects the elderly. Lesions on the abdomen, arms, legs, and mucous membranes is the most common symptom.

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Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Ichthyosis vulgaris, also known as "fish scale disease," is a generally genetic skin disease that causes dry, dead skin cells to accumulate in patches on the skin.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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