Skin infection rashes are skin disorders and conditions caused by infectious diseases, and other environmental factors. Read on to discover the twelve common skin infection rashes and what they look like.

Skin rashes are irritations and swellings that form on the skin which are often itchy and painful. Skin rash can be cause by many factors including infectious diseases(HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections, allergens, and heat, just to mention a few.

The difference between skin infections and skin rashes is, skin infections are caused by germs, bacteria, and other disease-causing microorganisms that attack the skin, whiles skin rashes are the signs of infections in your body.
Skin rashes may not necessarily be an infection.

In this article, you will learn the different types of skin rashes, their causes, and potential symptoms. Twelve different types of skin infection rashes are thoroughly discussed here.

skin infection rashes
skin infection rashes

After reading this article, you will be familiar with different body rashes and how to prevent them. Before we get to the main topic, let’s take a look at some possible symptoms of skin rashes.

Symptoms of skin infection rashes

You may experience symptoms like
⦁ Skin redness or soreness
⦁ irritation
⦁ flaking skin
⦁ itching
⦁ tiny, fluid-filled blisters that ooze when scratched
⦁ dry, scaly, or crusted skin
⦁ painful tiny bumps
⦁ sores that may bleed when scratched.

You may experience mild symptoms depending on the type of skin rash, your skin type, and the infection severity. Some skin rash may be wild and go away on their own.

Report any abnormal or outburst of skin rashes and signs to your doctor. He may perform a proper test on you to detect the cause of it. Below are the signs to look out for and seek immediate medical help to;

Severe symptoms of skin infection rashes

⦁ swellings of the face(eyes, neck, mouth, or lips)
⦁ difficulty breathing
⦁ chronic itching, soreness, and discomfort
⦁ severe bleeding when scratched
⦁ difficulty swallowing
⦁ blurred vision or painful itchy and watery eyes
⦁ high fever or body temperature
⦁ loss of appetite and unexpected weight loss
⦁ persistence irritations


The twelve skin infection rashes disorders

1. Atopic dermatitis is commonly known as eczema

Atopic dermatitis on dark skin
Atopic dermatitis on dark skin
Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis

2. Shingles are known as herpes zoster

shingles on white skin
shingles on white skin
shingles on black skin
shingles on black skin

3. Rosacea

Rosacea on black skin
Rosacea on black skin
Rosacea on white skin
Rosacea on white skin

4. Ringworm of the body called tinea corporis

ringworm on black skin
ringworm on black skin
ringworm on white skin
ringworm on white skin

5. Psoriasis

Psoriasis on black and white skin
Psoriasis on black and white skin

6. Swimmer’s itch also called cercarial dermatitis

swimmer's itch
swimmer’s itch

7. Lichen planus

lichen planus
lichen planus

8. Intertrigo


9. Heat rash also called miliaria

heat rash on black and white skin
heat rash on black and white skin

10. Drug rash

drug rash
drug rash

11. Contact dermatitis

contact dermatitis on black and white skin
contact dermatitis on black and white skin

12. Pityriasis rosea


pityriasis rosea
pityriasis rosea


Some skin rashes can be mild and go away on their own. You can practice some home remedies and lifestyles can help reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

Home remedies and lifestyles

⦁ Avoid harsh soaps and other irritants
⦁ by applying creams or lotions regularly
⦁ applying prescription anti- itch and other ointments.
⦁ use powders on skin folds
⦁ use medicated soaps to reduce itching and discomfort
⦁ discontinue using drugs and other products that may cause rash
⦁ use cool compresses or cold baths to reduce heat rash. Also, avoid wearing tight and heavy clothes and excessive heat and humidity
⦁ For bacterial and fungal skin rash, use anti-fungal and anti-bacterial creams and ointments in the affected area.
⦁ Be sure to use all prescriptions and pills for severe cases of skin rash. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, your skin rash might be caused by bacteria or fungi. Use all medications as stated.
⦁ do not discontinue the use of any medications or prescriptions as it may result in recurring and serious skin rash or infections.
⦁ Lukewarm baths with salt or baking soda may soothe a swimmer’s itch. You may also use antihistamines or anti-itch creams to reduce symptoms.


Key points on Skin infection rashes
⦁ Skin infection can be a result of reactions to some substances or allergic reactions to them.
⦁ If you’re currently recovering from some health conditions and receiving treatments, you may have skin rashes. Antibiotics often cause skin rashes.
⦁ Skin rash can be a cause or symptom of an infection. Some sexually transmitted diseases may cause skin rash including SYPHILIS HIV, and HEPATITIS B.
⦁ people who are obese are at risk of developing skin rashes in body folds, under arms, inner thighs, and under breasts.
⦁ A weakened immune system due to unhealthy diets and infections or autoimmune system conditions can actually cause a skin rash.
⦁ There are numerous ways and means you can get skin rash. If you noticed any substance, or condition that causes your skin to develop rashes, you may want to stay away from such substances and report any medical condition you noticed that might be the cause of your skin rash.
⦁ Clean and healthy skin may protect against infection and germs. Practice good personal hygiene.
⦁ Avoid coming into close contact with people who show signs of any skin-related infections,
⦁ You may want to check with a dermatologist if there are any health conditions on your skin, skin types, and product use.
⦁ Seek medical help.



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