develop a rash all over the body.
8. Seborrheic Dermatitis
While this condition may be well-known for causing dandruff and scaly patches on the skin, it can also manifest with red rashes. The rashes are not always the most obvious symptom but it’s been known to occur before the others. If you have a rash that spreads across your face and scalp, it’s worth looking into.
9. Stasis Dermatitis
If you have an underlying condition that affects your circulation, stasis dermatitis may not be far behind. Interestingly, the presence of itchy rashes on the lower legs can be the first sign that there’s something wrong with your heart.
10. Psoriatic Arthritis
It’s a given that you’ll experience stiff and achy joints with arthritis. If you also get rashes during a flare-up, however, you may be dealing with psoriatic arthritis specifically. That diagnosis could mean changing your medication as well as your typical routine for managing your condition.
When To See A Doctor
It’s common to try treating a skin rash at home with natural remedies or over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, if you have an underlying chronic condition, this may not be enough.
Once you suspect that there might be something going on, get in touch with your doctor. It’s also important to recognize symptoms that require emergency attention. These symptoms include a rash that spreads over your body, pain in the affected areas, signs of an infection, a fever, and the development of sores.
A rash can be the first sign that you’re dealing with a chronic condition. In many cases, getting diagnosed early may lead to more effective management of the disorder as well as reducing the likelihood of worsening symptoms.
That’s why it’s important to pay close attention to any rashes that you develop and consult with a doctor as soon as possible if you have any concerns.