RASHES & SCALY SKIN
When Should You Be Concerned?
You Should Be Concerned If:
The rash is all over your body. You have a fever with the rash.
The rash is sudden. The rash spreads rapidly. The rash begins to blister.
The rash is painful. The rash is infected.
Lichen Planus is a common skin condition that can occur on the skin, in the mouth, on nails, scalp, and genitals. It can affect any individual, though is most common in adults. Lichen planus in the mouth is more common in women. In most cases, the cause is unknown and it is not contagious.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, cutaneous lupus, or affect your internal organs, systemic lupus. Lupus is more common in women ages 15 through 50. Common triggers for lupus of the skin are medications, stress, infections, serious injuries, or sunlight or UV light.
Pityriasis Rosea is a common skin condition that can occur at any age, but is more prevalent in ages 10 to 35. It is also common during pregnancy. It presents as a rash, typically with a single large patch that is often called the herald or mother patch or with smaller patches called daughter patches.