eczema flare-up that was triggered by the cold air which causes dryness since it’s that time of year.
Another example of what this rash could be is a flare-up from a medical condition such as psoriatic arthritis and/or lupus that you may be living with.
You could also be suffering from cold urticaria. Cold urticaria is the skin’s reaction to cold that appears within minutes of exposure. Once the area of the skin is exposed to cold weather, you can experience hives that lead to itchiness and patches.
How To Manage Symptoms And What To Expect
The easiest way to manage rashes is to keep the area well moisturized. Making sure that you use a hydrating and thick moisturizer in the colder months will help prevent future rashes and/or heal present ones. You should also stay on top of using any ointments or medications that help with a current medical condition that may affect your skin. If you are suffering from cold urticaria, pay attention to the weather and make sure to layer up and cover up accordingly to prevent cold weather exposure.
Remember that a rash developing is okay, your skin is just going through changes. Do not worry too much or you will cause more rashes and hives to appear due to stress and anxiety. Always remember to keep your skin clean and moisturized. Your largest organ deserves the same care that your insides do.