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A rash is an area of red patches or bumps on the skin. (Read about "Skin") Rashes can often be itchy. A skin rash can sometimes be accompanied by hives, which are raised red or pink patches of skin. (Read about "Hives") Skin rashes can be the result of an infection. (Read about "Microorganisms") They can also be associated with a number of diseases and conditions, including but not limited to:
Many skin rashes are diagnosed on the basis of their appearance. Treatment options include:
You should see your doctor or healthcare provider if a rash doesn't go away, if it is swollen or warm to the touch, or if you have other symptoms such as fever. Your doctor may want you to have a biopsy to rule out serious conditions. (Read about "Biopsy")
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