Top 10 Face Rashes

Face RashesFace rashes will occur for a number of reasons and appear in various ways. The discomfort or morphology of a rash will have an underlying explanation or specific diagnosis which determines the type of rash that is present. Each of the types of face rashes has its own shape and pattern that you can see if you refer to a slide show presented by WebMD. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/sn00016&slide=11

The following are the top 10 common face rashes:

1. Acne is a facial skin condition that is primarily caused by excess skin oils. These oils, or sebum, are influenced by hormonal changes, which is why teenagers often suffer from acne conditions.

2. A skin problem often known as adult acne, is called Rosacea. This rash includes acne like appearance sometimes accompanied by a continuous blushing look. There is not a permanent cure and the cause for this facial rash is unknown, however you can manage the symptoms of face rashes by eliminating certain foods triggering this condition. Dr Mercola recommends you limit simple sugars, grains and unhealthy trans fats, include an abundance of fresh organic produce and employ techniques to manage stress. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/01/A-Misunderstood-Skin-Condition-Sweeping-the-Baby-Boom-Generation.aspx

3. Seborrhea, or seborrheic dermatitis, appears on the skin where oil glands are most prominent. Flaking of skin along with itching and redness is present. With various levels of severity and includes dandruff or scaly skin patches. Seborrhea is similar in appearance to the hiv rash.

4. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an immune disease which causes a butterfly like rash across the nose and cheeks. Sun exposure enhances this rash.

5. Another of the face rashes is called allergic contact dermatitis which causes itchy bumps on skin. This rash occurs from contact with allergens which in relationship to the face may include cosmetics, eye care creams, facial creams, etc.

6. Chicken Pox is a contagious viral condition leading to the appearance of face rashes which later spread all over the body and are accompanied with low grade fever, headaches and even body aches.

7. Keratosis, or actinic keratosis is rash including scaly skin areas from overexposure to sun. This is a dry skin rash which has been known to transform into a squamous cell skin cancer.

8. Herpes simplex virus will cause a facial rash which will appear as fever blisters or cold sores in its beginning stages. This appearance of the virus lasts up to 10 days but remains dormant in the body for a lifetime causing occasional flare ups.

9. Roseola is a mild viral condition common in infants leading to face rashes as well as rashes on the upper torso followed by a high fever, stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea. The condition does not normally require treatment apart from managing fever and giving fluids.

10. Milliaria is a heat rash caused by exposure to high temperatures and friction leading to plugged sweat glands. It can appear on the face, neck, chest and in the folds of the skin anywhere on the body. This condition normally resolves on its own once an individual is moved to a cooler and drier environment.

Still not sure what your face rashes might be, check out this comprehensive symptom checker offered by Family Doctors.org. http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/health-tools/search-by-symptom/skin-rashes.html

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