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

Whether you're in the water, on a mountain trail, or in your backyard, wildlife you encounter have ways of protecting themselves and their territory. One method of defense involves biting or stinging. The wounds ca...

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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 of the body is a skin infection caused by a fungus. "Ringworm" is a misnomer-the infection has nothing to do with worms. Its name comes from the small, ring- or circle-shaped rash that appears on the body du...

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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 skin to skin. It can also be transmitted through infested clothing or bedding. Scabies mite...

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Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)

Dermatophytosis , more commonly known as as ringworm , is a fungal infection of the skin. Ringworm is a misnomer-the infection is not caused by a worm at all, but by a fungus. The infection can affect both humans an...

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Measles

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a viral infection of the respiratory system. Measles is a very contagious disease that can spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva. The coughing or sneezing of a...

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Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers

Stasis dermatitis is skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the veins in your legs. Pooling of blood in the veins of the legs is called venous insufficiency or venous stasis.Venous pooling causes the pressur...

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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection that sometimes occurs after a patient has had strep throat. It is caused by the same family of bacteria that causes strep throat (an infection that makes the throat red, swollen, and sore)...

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The Bugly Truth About Flea Infestations

Fleas are tiny, reddish-brown insects. They are bloodsucking insects that normally feed on animals, but they can also feed on humans. Fleas are wingless, but have flat bodies and strong legs, which enable them to jum...

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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 (alkaline). Chemicals that come into contact with skin may cause a reaction on the skin or within the body. Chemica...

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Pemphigoid

Pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune disorder that can develop at any age, but that most often affects the elderly. Pemphigoid is caused by a malfunction of the immune system and results in skin rashes and blistering on th...

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Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin condition that causes dry, dead skin cells to accumulate in patches on the surface of your skin. It's also known as "fish scale disease" because the dead skin accumulates in a simila...

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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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