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How to treat common skin rashes

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The treatment of skin rashes depends on the cause behind the rash. There are mainly four types of skin rashes: eczema, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, and pityriasisrosea.

So how are these different types of rashes treated? If you are confused about the kind of rash you are suffering from, then you could take a look at skin rash photos over the Internet and confirm the type of rash. Here is a list of common skin rashes and how to treat them.

  • Eczema: Eczema is a common skin condition where the skin becomes inflamed, red, dry, and itchy. Atopic eczema is one of the most common forms of eczema. Atopic eczema can be treated with medications. The medications include any over-the-counter creams and ointments that contain the steroid known as hydrocortisone. These medicines help to control the itching, swelling, and redness (as you can see in any skin rash photos) associated with eczema. Cortisone creams, cortisone pills, and shots are used to treat severe cases of eczema.
  • Granuloma annulare: It is a chronic skin condition whose symptoms include circular rashes with reddish bumps. This mainly affects children and young adults. Granuloma annulare is treated with steroid creams or ointments that help to get rid of the bumps. Doctors may also freeze the lesions with liquid nitrogen to inject steroids directly into the rings of bumps. Ultraviolet light therapy and oral drugs are used to treat severe cases. 
  • Lichen planus: It is a common skin disorder that has symptoms such as shiny, flat-topped bumps that have an angular shape and a reddish-purplish color. It mainly occurs in the insides of the wrists and ankles, the lower legs, the back, and the neck. You can verify the condition using skin rash photos. It cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be treated with anti-itch products such as antihistamines.
  • Pityriasisrosea: It is a mild skin rash that begins with a large, scaly, pink patch of skin on the chest or the back. The number and sizes of the spots vary. Though cases of pityriasisroseado do not require treatment, antihistamines will help soothe the itching.

Skin rash photos and skin rash pictures will help you identify the rash that you have, and you can treat your skin conditions accordingly after consulting a doctor.