Skin Rashes Types and Treatment Options

Skin rashes can be caused by anything from too much heat to dry weather to parasites. So when you’ve got a few unexplained bumps, or an itch that doesn’t quit, it’s natural to be a bit concerned. Different types of skin rash caused by eczema, psoriasis or other diseases will have different medications to treat.
Many different risk factors determine what rash or rashes a patient might get. A family history of eczema, frequent exposure to sick children, necessary use of immunosuppressive medications, and exposure to multiple medications all increase the risk of developing rashes.

Different Types of Rashes

While there are many different types, rashes may basically be divided into two types: infectious or noninfectious. Noninfectious rashes include eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, drug eruptions, rosacea, hives, dry skin, and allergic dermatitis. Many noninfectious rashes are typically treated with anti-itch creams containing 1% hydrocortisone creams and/or pills. Even a noncontagious, noninfectious rash can cause discomfort and anxiety. Infection-associated rashes, including ringworm , impetigo, scabies, herpes, shingles and chickenpox, are treated by accordingly underlying cause. Infectious agents that can cause a rash include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

Treatment Options

Determining the specific cause of rash usually requires a description of the skin rash, including its shape, arrangement, distribution, duration, symptoms, and history. All of these factors are important in identifying the correct diagnosis. Treatments that work may be a clue to the cause of the rash, may mask symptoms, or change the appearance, making a definite diagnosis harder. There are some rashes that only appear in association with pregnancy, either during pregnancy or even after the delivery of the baby. Most of these are not serious but can be very irritating.
The reported history will help characterize the duration, onset, relationship to various environmental factors, skin symptoms (such as itching and pain), and constitutional symptoms such as fever, headache, and chills. Based on the health-care provider’s initial impression of a rash, treatment may be started. The treatment may need to be modified pending various laboratory and special skin examinations.
Cosentyx secukinumab is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis rashes in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.
DUPIXENT dupilumab is used to treat adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis or eczema skin rashes that are not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies.
Otezla apremilast is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis skin rashes for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.
HUMIRA adalimumab is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis rashes who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy, and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate.
Eucerin eczema rashes flare-up relief cream with oatmeal, ceramide-3 and licochalcone clinically proven to relieve and soothe dry, itchy eczema-prone skin. It keeps skin moisturized all day long. Dermatologist and Pharmacist recommended brand.

Posted on May 5, 2023