Rash is not a specific diagnosis. Instead it refers to any sort of inflammation and/or discoloration that distorts the skin’s normal appearance. Common rashes include eczema, poison ivy, hives, and athlete’s foot. Infections that cause rashes may be fungal, bacterial, parasitic, or viral.
Depending on the cause of the rash, there are several options for treatment. Some of the most common treatments are listed below. If a fungal or parasitic infection is suspected, a prescription medication will most likely be recommended.