Rash: Similar Symptoms

Are you sure itís a rash? Could it be hives, a bruise, a blister, a lesion, a scab, a birthmark, or an insect bite? What else could it be? And what type of rash? There are many types.

Common Alternatives to Rash: If itís not actually a rash, what else might it be?

Types of Redness that are not Skin-Related Rashes: Is the skin red, but not actually physical changed (e.g. no breaks in the skin; no bumps, lumps, raised areas, holes/ulcers, etc.). Various things cause redness under the skin, and itís not always a rash. Some alternatives are:

There are also many different types of rash. Read more about: Types of Rash.

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