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Viral Exanthem

Viral exanthem is a medical term used for describing skin rashes, often triggered by pre-existing infections by viruses. The viruses may be those that cause diseases like chickenpox, rubella, roseola, measles, fifth disease, and hand-foot-mouth disease. It is also referred to as ‘non-specific viral rash.’ Most cases of viral exanthem are accompanied by systemic symptoms […]

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Gluten Rash

Gluten rash affects almost one percent of the population where the small intestines are damaged because of the intolerance towards gluten, a protein present in wheat, barley, rye and other products containing these. However people who are not allergic to gluten might also face the similar problems and display symptoms very closely related to it. […]

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Celiac Disease – Foods to Avoid, Causes, Signs and Treatment

Celiac disease is a digestive condition marked by intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a protein that occurs in grains like wheat, barley, rye, etc. Consumption of these grains, or any food product containing these grains as an ingredient, tends to cause several adverse symptoms, including an immune reaction that affects the small bowels, damages its […]

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Dermatomyositis Rash

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory condition characterized by formation of prominent skin rashes and weakness of the muscles. Medical experts categorize the condition as a ‘chronic inflammatory myopathy’; there are three disorders that fall under this group and dermatomyositis is considered as one of them. Also called heliotrope rash, dermatomyositis can occur in adults as […]

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Prickly Heat Rash

Prickly heat rash is a skin condition characterized by pink or red rashes occurring on those areas of the body that are covered by apparels. The rashes usually develop due to clogging of the sweat ducts, and are characterized by swelling, itchiness, and discomfort. Prickly heat rash is most prevalent in babies, but adults exposed […]

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Chlorine Rash

Chlorine rash is a rash on the skin caused because of the exposure to chlorine. It is also popularly known as the swimming pool rash since people complaint of these rashes after being in a swimming pool. The signs and symptoms of a chlorine rash show quickly after exposure to chlorine and starts with itching […]

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Belly button rash

A belly button rash can develop due to a variety of reasons such as bacterial infections of the navel or surrounding skin, allergic reactions, different underlying conditions, etc. Belly button rash can be mild or severe. It may be accompanied by symptoms like discomfort, redness, itching, scaling, discharge, inflammation, and swelling. If the issue does not […]

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Meningitis – Rash Pictures, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Meningitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the meninges, i.e. the membranes that surround the spinal cord and the brain. Meningitis commences with a marked swelling which is later followed by the characteristic symptoms of this disease such as fever, headache, and a stiff neck. A majority of meningitis cases in America are caused […]

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Shingles Rash

Shingles, popularly known as herpes zoster, is an infection of nerve caused by varicella-zoster virus. Varicella-zoster virus also causes chicken pox so anyone who has developed chicken pox is likely to develop Shingles as well in the future. 1 of every 5 individual develops shingles and is most common among the individuals aged above 50 […]

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Indian Fire Rash

Indian fire rash refers to a skin infection that is extremely contagious and mostly occurring in children and infants. It is commonly seen as reddish sores on the face, particularly near the mouth and nose of the affected person. Even though, Indian fire rash is primarily caused due to entry of bacteria in to the […]

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