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A rash is an abnormal change in skin color or texture and is usually caused by skin inflammation. The medical term for a rash is dermatitis. This is when your skin gets red and tender after you’ve come in contact with something. This could usually be caused by an allergy or because the protective layer of your skin got damaged.
Some kinds of rashes include: eczema, granuloma, annulare, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea and others.
This depends on the cause of the rash. It is important to identify what caused the rash, categorize it accordingly and this helps predicting its resolution.
Most rashes are not dangerous and many rashes last for a while and get better on their own.
Over the counter remedies include :
If the rash persists despite these medications or becomes widespread, you should consult a dermatologist or a general physician.
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