Patient & Family Education Materials

Start over with a New Search

Word! Rash

Rash

Say: RASH

A rash is when skin gets irritated. A rash can be red, bumpy, scaly, blisters, or itchy — or all of those things at once! Another name for a rash is dermatitis.

Lots of things can cause rashes. A chemical, like a soap, might irritate your skin. Or a rash can happen when you touch something you're allergic to, like poison ivy. Skin conditions like eczema and dandruff also cause rashes.

Back To Top

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2017 KidsHealth ® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com