A rash is a skin reaction that changes your skin's color, appearance, or texture. A rash can appear on just one part of your body or all over it. A rash may be the sign of an allergic reaction or infection.
Symptoms of a rash include:
Any medicine has the potential to cause a rash in some people.
Breast cancer treatments that may cause a rash are:
some targeted therapies:
Some pain medications also can cause a rash.
Managing a rash
If you think your rash is an allergic reaction to a medication or a sign of infection, stop taking the medication and call your doctor immediately.
If your rash isn't an allergic reaction, here are some tips to ease any discomfort you may have:
Wear loose clothes. Tight clothes can rub and irritate a rash.
Wash with mild soap that contains no perfumes to reduce irritation.
Pat yourself dry after bathing — don’t rub your skin.
Protect your skin with clothing and sunscreen when outdoors.
Stop using perfumes, deodorants, body lotions, as well as powders, body oils, and creams that could make the rash worse.
Avoid scratching — it could make the rash worse.
Ask your doctor about anti-itch creams, antihistamines, and pain relievers to help ease rash discomfort.
— Last updated on February 22, 2022, 6:55 PM