Fungal rashes are very common skin disease. One gets them easily with sweat and perspiration, moister left on the skin and some unhygienic habits. They usually cause itching and if bad then burning sensation. They require some specific treatments for them. Normal antibiotic or antiseptic creams cannot cure the fungal infection. These rashes are red or brown in color and if you itch them badly then they start bleeding too.
Common skin rashes are known as ringworm or tinea corpora, athlete foot (rashes between the toes) and rashes around the undergarment. But such red bumps known as rashes can appear anywhere on the skin. The common rashes appear as small scaly patches on the skin not caused by infection, patches caused by fungus or bacteria's and itchy red bumps covering a big area of the skin. Rashes are not safe and experimenting with them can cause you more problems so don't apply anything without a doctor's prescription. Because all skin allergies are different and they require different treatments for them which only a skin specialist or dermatologist can identify.
- Rashes, which are not caused by any bacterial infection, are the most common one. This skin problem is mostly hereditary skin problem, which comes through genes and mostly starts showing its signs in childhood. It begins in kids with chapped red cheeks, scaly patches on the scalp and other body parts such as arms, legs and stomach. Adults usually get it on hands, around eyelids, genitals or if the situation is worse then on the entire body. It creates inflammation on the skin. These rashes mostly are very itchy and inflames, cause redness and swelling on the affected area. These rashes, which are not caused by infection, keeps coming and going for no specific reason. For kids its worse in the winters. These rashes are not contagious so they do not infect others by a touch or so. But people who suffer from such skin rashes usually have allergies with a certain type of food, eatable colors, soaps, perfumes and shampoos which they have to identify with the usage of such stuff.
- Some rashes are produced by bacterial infection as fungus. They too are very common but don't affect the skin as frequently as eczema or rashes without fungal infection. These fungal infections are not caused by hygiene. People who are extremely hygiene conscious too get such skin rashes. Many people think that these rashes are caused by their pets, or in the gym, shower, swimming pool or spa but these things are not the cause.
- Bacterial infections target kids more frequently than adults. They too are not caused by unhygienic habits but they appear for no little reason known to us. Oral medication is required with external creams and lotions and a check up with a dermatologist a must.
- Viral or allergic rashes are better known as herpes and chicken pox. Patients who get such rashes might not have all the other viral symptoms like cough, sneezing and stomach upset. Rashes caused by viral or allergy last at least for a week or so and go back on their own after there time.
- Rashes which appear due to food allergy or due to some drugs side affects start appearing on the skin within 2 weeks of the intake of the food or drug as some new medicine. Some of such drugs give rashes when taken for the first time by the patient. There is hardly any remedy to stop such rashes as no medicine has it written on the prescription that it might save the skin rashes. Doctors can just ask to stop the consumption if the medicine. These rashes can turn into allergy if they persist even after the stop of the consumption of the medicine.
- Hives are red itchy rashes, which come and go on the various parts of the body. Such rashes are not allergic they disappear naturally from the skin with a normal medication meant for them.
Remedies for the rashes: most of the rashes do not affect the skin so seriously. Chicken pox and herpes are some of the dangerous rashes. Other rashes do not have a very long life and go back on their own after a while. For red rashes, which give no itching, or swelling on the skin can be cured by the application of a gentle moisturizer. Other rashes do need medical care as anti- itching creams, which contain menthol, pramoxine or camphor. Anti -allergic lotions can be applied on the affected area. Wash the affected area with antiseptic lotion. Always pat the skin dry. Soak the foot in warm water and put one spoon of white vinegar to the water. Soak feet for 20-30 minutes twice a day to get rid of the fungal infection from the feet.
If the rashes keep on spreading on the body then don't ignore them and seek medical advice. Though all the rashes are somewhere same but still they all need different medication. So always apply medicines, which are prescribed by a dermatologist or skin specialist.