What is rash?

  • (noun): A series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences.
    Example: "A rash of bank robberies"
    Synonyms: blizzard
    See also — Additional definitions below


A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful. The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members. The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.

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Rash (disambiguation)
... A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture ... Rash may also refer to Hangar rash, aviation concept Rash (novel), 2006 young adult novel Rash Behari Bose (1886–1945), Indian revolutionary Rash!!, a manga series Red and Anarchist Skinheads, left-wing anti-racist ...
Larry Blakeney - Personal
... Tiffany is married and lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jason Rash and two daughters, Madeline Ann Rash and Danielle Avery Rash ...
Childhood Dermatomyositis - Symptoms
... One is a distinctive rash ... The rash often affects the face, eyelids, and hands, and sometimes the skin above joints, including the knuckles, knees, elbows, etc ... The color of the rash is a pinkish purple, and is called heliotrope (after a flower of the same name with approximately this color) ...
Rash - Treatment
... Treatment differs according to what rash a patient has been diagnosed with ... Common rashes can be easily remedied using steroid topical creams (such as hydrocortisone) or non-steroidal treatments ...
Smallpox Survivors - Signs and Symptoms - Ordinary
... In this form of the disease, by the second day of the rash the macules become raised papules ... Ordinary smallpox generally produces a discrete rash, in which the pustules stand out on the skin separately ... The distribution of the rash is densest on the face denser on the extremities than on the trunk and on the extremities, denser on the distal parts than on the proximal ...

More definitions of "rash":

  • (adj): Marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences.
    Example: "A rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center"
    Synonyms: foolhardy, reckless
  • (adj): Imprudently incurring risk.
    Example: "Do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith

Famous quotes containing the word rash:

    You look rather rash my dear your colors don’t quite match your face.
    Daisy Ashford (1881–1972)

    Have you not love enough to bear with me,
    When that rash humor which my mother gave me
    Makes me forgetful?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I could do this, and that with no rash potion,
    But with a lingering dram, that should not work
    Maliciously, like poison.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)