Skin rashes can happen to people of all ages, and it can be difficult to know what may be the cause of a skin rash. There are many types of skin rashes, so knowing which specific skin rash you have can help you receive the appropriate treatment.


Eczema

Eczema is characterized by itchy, red patches that typically appear on the inside of the elbows, behind the knees or on the face.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis appears as silvery scales that occurs most commonly on the scalp, neck, arms and legs.

Hives

Hive can happen anywhere on the body, and look like pink, fluid-filled blisters. Hives are typically the result of an allergic reaction.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a butterfly-shaped rash that appears across the nose and cheeks. It resembles acne.

Shingles

Shingles appears around the torso, and resembles chicken pox. Due to the severity of this rash, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have shingles.