Video:Pictures of Common Rasheswith Dr. Howard Goldberg
Rashes are brought on by a number of different allergens, conditions, and diseases. Watch this health video from About.com to see pictures of the most common rashes dermatologists treat.See Transcript
Transcript:Pictures of Common Rashes
Hi I'm Doctor Howard Goldberg from the Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Center in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Today for About.com I'm going to be showing you pictures of common rashes.
Common Rash: Psoriasis
Let's start with Psoriasis. Psoriasis produces a scaling red rash. The most common locations that one sees psoriasis would be scalp, elbows, knees and nails.
Common Rash: Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis. The most common example of this would be poison ivy contact dermatitis. The blisters tend to be in a linear fashion in a row where ever the sap from the plant gets on your skin and then runs. Athletes or people who sweat a lot may have excessive sweating of their feet and will get a rash on the tops of their feet.
Common Rash: Atopic Dermatitis
Another would be atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is more commonly referred to as eczema and particularly involves the creases of the arms, the backs of the knees, neck and eyelids.
Common Rash: Rosacea
The last is rosacea. Rosacea as the name implies involves redness and a person with this disease will have raised red bumps or pimples, pustules, diffuse inflammation and dilated blood vessels. And the person may have all four of those conditions or only two or three of them. And it particularly affects the central portions of the face.
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