Rash Diagnosis Online

Rash Diagnosis Online

Turning to the internet for rash diagnosis is a very popular solution to identifying and diagnosing body rashes. Many don't have the funds to make a doctor's appointment for a professional and official rash diagnosis while others may not have the time to go to the doctor (either because they are too busy or they need immediate treatment) and would prefer to treat their rash based on their very own rash diagnosis, which can be done online.

What is a Rash?

A rash can be very frightening when you have no idea what caused it or how to treat it. As a general rule, a rash is caused because of your skin reacting to something and the skin becoming inflamed.

All rashes vary significantly and no two rashes are exactly alike. Some will be red and raised while others will be white and bumpy. Some rashes can be silver and/or purple in color while also having a flat or bumpy texture. Rashes can affect the entire body or a small area of skin.

Common Rash Symptoms

Aside from a discoloration and disfeature of the skin, there can be a number of other rash symptoms depending on the underlying cause of the rash. Other symptoms could affect the skin and/or the way the body functions. For example, a rash could typically cause other skin symptoms such as burning sensations, swelling, blistering, itching and scaling. Alternatively, a rash could also cause symptoms with the body such as causing nerve and/or joint pain, red eyes, runny nose, sneezing and vomiting.

Some of the most serious symptoms that require medical attention when accompanying a rash would include chest pain, stiff neck, severe migraines, rapid pulse, fever of more than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, swelling of the lips, mouth or throat, shortness of breath and/or change in consciousness.

Typical Causes of Rashes

There are an assortment of conditions and diseases that can cause a skin rash including but not limited to:


  • Infection: Rashes caused by infection could be from herpes, shingles, staph, measles and ringworm.

  • Viral rashes: Viral rashes could include shingles, chickenpox as well as Fifth disease.

  • Bacterial infections: Rashes caused from bacterial infections, such as Scarlet Fever or Cellulitis, could cover your entire body.

  • Fungal rashes: A fungal skin infection is common and the most popular of these rashes are yeast and jock itch.

  • Insect bites: This could include ticks, fleas, bedbugs, scabies and mosquitoes. As a general rule, these types of rashes can be treated with over-the-counter medication and/or cream.

  • Allergic reactions: A rash can appear due to an allergic reaction to cosmetics, medications, soap, mold, dust, allergens, food, hives, poison ivy (sumac or oak) as well as contact dermatitis.

  • Genetic or Hereditary skin conditions: A rash could appear on the skin due to a number of skin conditions that are genetic or hereditary including but not limited to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

  • Other causes: There are a number of other rash causes including but not limited to anxiety, heat, stress and acne.