Causes for Getting Rashes
There are many causes for developing rashes.
• Food allergy
• Allergies to dyes, insect stings, medicines, metals like nickel or zinc
• Contact with any skin irritant
• Viral or bacterial infections. For example, rashes can be due to chicken pox which is caused by a virus. Measles, small pox and cold sores can also cause rashes to appear on the body.
• Fungal infections such as ringworm etc
• Adverse reaction to vaccination
• Skin conditions such as acne or eczema
• Excessive exposure to heat or sun
• Irritation which may be due to rubbing of the skin against clothing which contain abrasives
• Chafing of the skin, causing friction
Some uncommon causes for developing rashes may include
• Psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases
• Lead poisoning
• Lyme Disease
• Continuous scratching of a particular spot
Consideration for a Rash
Rash is often determined taking into consideration its obvious characteristics and taking into consideration various signs and symptoms.