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Type of skin rashes

4th September 2014

A rash is a type of skin condition, which affects the colour, appearance or texture of the skin. The severity of it and the area/s of the body it will affect vary depending on which type of rash it is.

1. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a type of skin condition that occurs when new skin cells grow faster than the body can handle, which consequently results in layers of thick, scaly skin. These patches can be white, silver or red in colour and are usually visible on an individual's elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. Some of the side-effects of this condition include highly itchy, irritable, rough skin and discomforting rashes.

2. Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that occurs on the face of adults. Its common symptoms include redness of the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin, and is often mistaken as being the same as acne.

In fact, rosacea is a chronic disorder that affects the central part of the face and usually only affects adults whereas acne breakouts can spread all over the body and can more or less affect anyone not just adults.

You can soothe your rosacea-prone skin with the help of rejuvenation treatments like skin peels or if it's acne that's becoming a concern then you may want to arrange acne treatment sessions at an established skin clinic near you like sk:n Clinics. Get in touch with a dermatologist at one of our branches if you wish to get more information about this.

3. Eczema

Some of the common symptoms that are associated with eczema, also referred to as dermatitis include dry and itchy skin. This condition is normally triggered from factors like detergents, soaps, wool, etc and which should be strictly avoided if you've already been affected by eczema at some point of your life.

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