Skin issues can be a bummer when it comes to your beauty and confidence. Exposing your skin to different kinds of environments could lead to pesky issues, like rash, no matter how careful you are; and God forbid, if you have sensitive skin, you just can’t make “rash” decisions.

Understanding skin rashes is thus essential. Once you know how and why your skin reacts to something and develops a rash, you can take preventive measures or manage an existing rash better.  

Dive into this topic without much ado.

What is a Skin Rash?

Our skin, metaphorically speaking, has a mind of its own. It knows what it likes and what it doesn’t. Thus, when it comes in contact with allergens or irritants, the bad guys, it inflames causing red spots on skin, itching, dryness, and pain, depending on the type of reaction. The blisters may also ooze or become crusty. This is called skin rash or dermatitis.

Medical experts have categorized rashes due to skin allergies and diseases in different kinds. Read on to learn about them.

Kinds of Skin Allergy

These skin allergy types and skin diseases given below occur with exposure to different allergens.

  1. Contact Dermatitis: This is an itchy rash that develops due to skin allergy to irritants or allergens in the environment. They cause leathery patches that are dry, cracked, scaly, and pigmented.
  2. Fungal Infections: Rash over body is a common symptom of fungal infection on skin too, such as ringworm fungal infection.
  3. Hives: Hive rash, also called urticaria, is an allergic reaction to airborne allergens or insect stings. It is characterized by raised, red, and itchy skin. At times, extreme temperature changes and certain bacterial infections can also cause hives skin disease and leave a bacterial rash.
  4. Eczema: Eczema is a genetic condition that often develops in infancy and in most cases gets better with age. It is often seen in those who have asthma or allergies.
  5. Psoriasis: This skin disease causes a thick, scaly rash and often develops on the elbows, knees, trunk, lower back, scalp, and genitals.
  6. Viral: Certain viral conditions, such as chickenpox, measles, pityriasis rosea (an itchy rash that develops as an oval spot on the face, chest, abdomen, or back), etc., can also cause skin rashes that itch as a common symptom.
  7. Intertrigo: This is a common type of rash that occurs due to rubbing or friction of the skin under skin folds. It is intensified by heat and moisture and has a reddish appearance.
  8. Scabies Rash: Scabies, a parasitic infestation caused when tiny mites burrow into the skin and lay eggs, also leads to rashes on the body along with intense itching.
  9. Heat Rash: Your skin can also develop a heat rash during summers or after extensive hours out in the sun.


What Causes Skin Rashes?

There are innumerable little culprits that can cause skin rashes and itching. Here are some of them:

  1. Certain ingredients found in fragrances, soaps, detergents, and cosmetics
  2. Certain fabrics and chemical dyes used in clothing
  3. Baby diapers
  4. Chemicals in the products you often touch, such as elastic, latex, and rubber
  5. Poisonous plants or plants and trees with allergens, such as poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak, etc.
  6. Existing skin conditions, such as eczema, hives, and psoriasis


Treatment and Management of Skin Rashes

Treatment of skin rashes can be done with the help of a dermatologist, who would prescribe either oral medication or topical treatment, such as a fungal infection cream for ringworm fungal infection, diaper rash cream for diaper rash in babies, or itching cream to calm down an intense itch.

To manage rashes and itching, you must identify the triggers and keep them at bay. Some common ways to do this are given below.


How to Manage Skin Rashes:

  1. Know the triggers (allergens, irritants, etc.) and avoid them.
  2. Refrain from sharing personal items or clothing with those who are infected with a virus that can cause a rash over body.
  3. Switch to mild, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free soaps, cleansers, and moisturizers.
  4. Practice personal hygiene to prevent contracting a rash, such as washing hands immediately after coming into contact with a known allergen or irritant.
  5. Use ultra-soft, antibacterial towels, such as ours, to keep it dry in a gentle, soothing way.


Here’s a little more about our towels that you must know.

We have a range of bath, hand, and face towels for adults and teens, and the softest baby towels for your little ones. These are made with bamboo, banana, and aloe vera viscose yarn, and are known for their sustainability, softness, and antibacterial properties, which prevent the development of bacteria naturally. However, we have treated them with an additional layer of antimicrobial layer extracted from coconut to make them safer for your skin. The soothing and super-absorbent qualities of these towels ensure your skin feels pampered every time you use them.

While the information we have provided above will be useful to you, we understand that some of you might have additional questions with regard to self-care for skin rashes. Continue reading for the FAQs and feel free to contact us if you have any more questions about choosing towels for skin rashes.



  1. Who can get a skin rash? 

Skin rashes are the most common type of skin issue, and anyone can get one irrespective of their age. The kind of rash may vary; for example, diaper rash in babies due to unhygienic diapers and exposure to allergens in babies, children, teens, as well as adults, and the elderly.


  1. What is the duration of skin rashes?

While that depends on the skin rash cause, most rashes usually disappear within a few days. A case of viral rash would commonly take 1-2 days to heal, while chickenpox or measles, would take about 7 days to disappear.


  1. Do rashes go away naturally?

Some rashes do go away naturally. Some, that develop due to a skin disease, such as eczema or psoriasis, might continue existing on the skin. You can, however, seek medical attention to manage the symptoms and reduce the discomfort caused by those rashes.

With this, we hope it is easier to keep skin rashes away or manage any itchy-and-scratchy flare-ups. In case the skin rashes exist longer than expected, don’t hesitate to reach out to a medical professional to stay rash-free.

May 10, 2024 — Doctor Towels