Rashes in Adults Overview
What are rashes in adults?
An adult with a rash has a change in the color or texture of the skin. A rash may be localized rash or a generalized rash. A localized rash is present on one area of the body. A generalized rash is present on several areas of the body. Common causes of rashes in adults include viral infections, cellulitis, contact dermatitis and poison ivy.
What are the symptoms of rashes in adults?
Symptoms of rashes in adults include white, red, purple, brown, raised, flat, moist, pale, peeling, dry, crusted or scaly skin. Additional symptoms of rashes in adults include blisters, hives, skin lumps, skin swelling, skin ulcers, or pus draining from the skin.
How does the doctor treat rashes in adults?
Treatment for rashes in adults depends on the cause for the rash. General treatment for rashes in adults may include medicated baths, skin moisturizers, corticosteroid creams, oral corticosteroids, antibiotics for infections, phototherapy, and antihistamine medications for itching.
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