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Rashes

 

Hives

  • Hives or Urticaria are raised, pruritic (itchy), pink patches that often present rapidly

  • May arise from an allergic environmental exposure, new medications, perfumes, foods, hot / cold weather conditions, and even exercise 

  • Commonly treated with antihistamine medications and acute hives commonly resolve within 24-48 hours

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Scabies

  • Intensely pruritic (itchy) skin rash caused by a mite that burrows into the skin

  • Contagious and can easily spread through close skin to skin contact

  • Itching is often reported to be increased at night

  • Effectively treated with prescription creams and oral medications

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Lichen Planus

  • Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition often treated with topical corticosteroids.

  • May cause eruptions of the skin, mucous membranes, and affect the nails

  • Lichen planus of the skin presents in multiple forms and is known to present with the six “P”s of planar (flat-topped), purple, polygonal, pruritic, papules, and plaques.  

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