Intertrigo is the inflammation of the skin due to friction by skin-to-skin contact in areas of the body where it is often warm and moist. The common places where intertrigo forms are in the skin folds in the abdomen, under the breasts, the groin, underarms, and in between the toes.
These types of skin rashes are often painful and/or sensitive. In serious cases, intertrigo might lead to skin lesions, cracked skin, and bleeding. Intertrigo usually goes away on its own if treated right away. However, if left unattended, it might put you at risk for bacterial or fungal infection.
7. Hives or urticaria
Hives are red, bumpy, and itchy wheals that stem from an allergic reaction. These splotches on the skin might form in small patches, but it can cover the whole body as the allergic reaction progresses.
The common triggers of hives are allergens such as insect bites or stings, certain foods and medications, latex, blood transfusions, stress, and extreme heat and cold temperatures. Mild hives may last for 24 to 48 hours. But if it lasts longer than 6 weeks and has been recurring for the past months, then you most likely have chronic hives. Unlike mild hives, chronic hives can disrupt a person’s daily routine and disturb their sleep patterns.
Most types of skin rashes mentioned above usually heal on their own after a few days or a week. If not, all of them can be treated with medicated creams and ointments. However, before applying anything to the affected area, make sure to consult a health professional for the right prescription. Self-medicating can further worsen your skin condition.
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