Sometimes if you have an allergic reaction to something, it can cause a rash. This can be caused by food, clothing, plants, animals, dust and even insects. A rash can also be the result of a disease or some other form of irritation. It causes your skin to become inflamed and angry.
What many people don’t know is that our skin actually helps the immune system. When the immune system is breeched, a rash can break out. There are many different types of rashes and depending upon what caused the breakout in the first place will decide on how the rash reacts to the situation.
Different types of rashes include eczema, which can be very serious if not treated quickly and can travel over your entire body. It also causes your elbows and knees to be itchy, dry and chapped. Irritant contact dermatitis is usually brought on by chemicals such as soap or detergent and it can be red and swollen. It will also itch. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by an allergy. Maybe you are allergic to hair dye or nickel. Don’t leave out poison ivy, sumac and oak. They will leave you feeling itchy as well.
The worst thing that you could do is to scratch your rash. It could cause it to spread or even cause an infection. The most important thing that you could do is to visit the doctor and find out what caused the rash in the first place. Once that is determined, you will know exactly how to treat the infected area. You will also know how to prevent it from happening again.
It is important to keep your skin moisturized with the proper lotions in order to prevent you from getting breakouts. Whatever treatment the doctor prescribes, it is important to follow his instructions to the letter. For something as simple as poison ivy will require a simple lotion. Other rashes can need an antibiotic in order for it to heal. Just remember that rashes are not permanent and can be treated and healed by your doctor.