A skin rash is a general term used to describe any change in the skin’s appearance that causes redness, itching, or inflammation. There are many different types of skin rashes, and they can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and certain medications.

Some common types of skin rashes include:

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema) – characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin.
  • Contact dermatitis – caused by contact with a substance that the skin is sensitive to, such as a chemical in a detergent or soap.
  • Psoriasis – characterized by raised, red patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
  • Hives – red, raised, itchy welts that can appear on the skin.
  • Shingles – a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters.