There are many causes of skin rash including:

  • Allergic reaction - for example mosquito bites, nettles, chemicals or elements your skin has come in contact with (e.g. soap, cosmetics, household cleaners) or allergy to rubber or latex
  • Chronic skin conditions - psoriasis, eczema or rosacea
  • Skin infections - bacterial, fungal or viral
  • Side effects of medication
  • Other medical conditions
  • Pre-cancerous lesions

Many rashes disappear on their own. Treatment with over the counter creams or medication may ease symptoms. If your rash continues or your skin is increasingly sensitive you would seek medical attention. 

It is important to have an expert diagnose the type of rash you have and the appropriate treatment. In some cases your consultant may prescribe antibiotics. Chronic skin conditions and pre-cancerous lesions may need treatment and monitoring on a regular basis.

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