Decoding a Rash

How a rash looks and feels might be a tip-off to a skin condition. Learn what rash symptoms might mean, when to see a doctor and how to get relief. (20 Photos)

Kalia Doner on May 17, 2012 at 1:47PM

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Decoding a Rash

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What's That Spot?

Are you itchy and red, patchy and flaky or fluid-filled?

If you’ve got a rash, your skin may be trying to tell you something. The symptoms on this slide could signal conditions such as eczema, hives, poison ivy, intertrigo or psoriasis. Read on to find out which symptom goes with each skin condition.

You’ll find skin rash pictures to help you see if your rash is similar. What does an itchy rash mean? A red skin rash? Skin rash bumps? Find out! You’ll also learn what rash symptoms might mean, when to see a doctor and how to get relief.

A word of caution: This is educational, not for self-diagnosis. If you have a rash that bothers you, doesn’t go away or that you think may be a symptom of a skin condition, see your primary care doctor or dermatologist for a diagnosis.

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