Skin problems have been a very common issue for most people. There are in fact, some skin problems which indicate more serious problems than just a strange thing happens to your outer parts of the body. Thus, this has to be concerned to seek for a proper treatment. One of the most common skin change which is also a sign of some other diseases is red rashes. You are likely to develop red rashes on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, even scalp.
How rash develops?
A rash signs an area of an irritated skin. Commonly rashes are itchy, red, stingy, and sometimes painful. Certain rashes may develop into watery blisters which spread all over the skin. Rashes, in addition, might be the sign of certain medical issues. Different types and symptoms of rashes indicate different kinds of health problems. Rashes usually develop when the skin touches substances that it is allergic to. This causes the skin inflame as the reaction to strange things trying to interfere the skin tissues. Inflamed skin, thus, develops to rashes.
Red rashes around the neck
Although rashes can develop on almost all of your body parts, rashes on the neck has been the most common one. Many people develop red rashes which is itchy and stingy, and gets worse in contact with sweat. Some people even develop the rashes in daily basis, despite all the performed treatments. Red rashes around the neck, which somehow is experienced more by those with lighter complexion, is a sign of dermatitis. In fact, dermatitis can also be signed by rashes on another body areas, such as cheeks and buttocks, especially in babies. Dermatitis is caused by allergens, which can be chemicals, plants, metals, and medicines. In babies, dermatitis is usually caused by allergies from diapers.
Red rashes around the neck may also develops from rosacea. While in dermatitis, you might develop severe rashes only in a certain area, in rosacea, these rashes spread from the face onto the skin around the neck and ears. Rashes in dermatitis is commonly itchy and painful, while in rosacea, it is not. Instead, the rashes is usually stingy and causes burning sensation. Red rashes around the neck, thus, is not the main symptoms of rosacea, while it is of dermatitis.
Another health issue which is signed by red rashes on the neck is shingles, an infection of the nerves caused by herpes. The rashes coming with this disease is quite distinct from those of dermatitis or rosacea.In shingles, the rashes usually develop into watery blisters which is contagious between persons, extremely painful, and may crust.
Treating red rashes around the neck
Despite the cause and medical issue it may carry, all types of rashes usually cause discomfort and thus, disturbance to our daily activities. Scratching the red rashes does not only heighten the possibility of spreading it all over the skin, but mightalso hurt the affected skin and damage its inner tissues. Cold compress on the affected skin will be helpful, since it is able to numb the skin tissues, so that the pains decrease. Applying an antibiotic ointment may also reduce the itching and pains. Avoid scratching the rashes to prevent it from spreading and prevent tissues damage. Taking a bath with lukewarm water is also beneficial for reducing itching sensation which comes with red rashes skin problem. During the outbreak of red rashes, avoid shampoo, soap, and other beauty products with fragrance and whitening as it may worsen the symptoms. Exposure to direct sunlight should also be minimized, as it may intensify stingy of burning sensation on the rashes.
When to see a doctor?
Rashes may and may not indicate serious illness. If the pain is unendurable or it disturbs most of you night rest or daily activities, it may be the right time to see a doctor and have it discussed. When the rashes appear on baby skin which is extra sensitive, pediatrician advice should be considered, so that the right treatment or medication can be properly performed without causing any other health problems. Seeing a certified dermatologist is advised in order to get sufficient information about the rashes and its treatments.