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Rash Pictures
Do you have a rash and you want to find out what's causing it? Take a look at these pictures of common rashes and see if you can find yours.
8 Common Causes of an Itchy Rash
Rashes are common - some itch, and some don't. Learn more about common itchy rashes and see if you can determine which one you might have.
Herpes Pictures - Typical Lesion on Finger
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 15.
Herpes Genital - Atypical Lesions on Penis
A herpes genital rash is caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus. The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area. This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes genital rashes. Page 10.
Herpes Pictures - Early Infection on Finger
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 14.
Herpes Simplex Pictures
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes.
9 Common Rashes That Can Blister
Do you have a rash with blisters? Do you know what it is? Read more here about common rashes that cause blisters.
Herpes Pictures - Typical Lesion on Penis
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 8.
Early Shingles Picture
Shingles is a painful rash that's caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. This photo shows a typical early outbreak of shingles. Page 5.
Herpes Pictures - Lesion Around the Eye
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 13.
Herpes Pictures - Lesion on Vulva
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 12.
Herpes Pictures - Crusting Lesions on Penis
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 11.
Herpes Pictures - Healing Lesions on Penis
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 9.
Herpes Pictures - Aphthous Ulcers for Comparison
Aphthous ulcers look like cold sores caused by herpes but they are not. Page 7.
Early Shingles Rash
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 4.
Chicken Pox Pictures
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin.
Athlete's Foot Picture - Tinea Pedis
This is a picture of athlete's foot, a common fungal infection. Page 6.
Hives on Abdomen
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 2.
Ringworm Picture - Tinea Corporis
This is a picture of ringworm, or tinea corporis, a common fungal infection. Page 7.
"Spongy" Hives
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures.
PUPPP - Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques...
PUPPP is a common itchy rash that occurs in pregnancy. This is a picture of someone with PUPPP. Page 16.
Pityriasis Rosea - Herald Patch
Pityriasis rosea is a common, itchy rash that resolves on its own. Often the rash starts with a "herald
Scabies Rash on Body
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. Page 11.
Herpes Pictures - Typical Lesions on Leg
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 15.
Herpes Pictures - Early Cold Sore
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 6.
Impetigo Skin Infection
This is a picture of impetigo, a common bacterial infection that affects only the top layers of the skin. Page 3.
Chicken Pox - Typical Early Lesion
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 12.
Chicken Pox - Close-Up of Day 6
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 13.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Picture
This is a picture of the rash of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease cause by a tick that can be fatal if not treated. Page 8.
Skin Infection Pictures - Ringworm
This is a picture of ringworm, or tinea corporis, a common fungal infection. Page 8.
Guttate Psoriasis of the Trunk
See pictures of various types of psoriasis. Page 10.
Herpes Pictures - Typical Cold Sore
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 5.
Skin Infection Pictures - Impetigo
This is a picture of impetigo, a common bacterial infection that affects only the top layers of the skin. Page 7.
Classic Psoriasis Plaque Picture
See pictures of various types of psoriasis. Page 9.
Skin Infection Pictures - Scabies
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. Page 6.
Shingles - Later Rash
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 9.
Shingles on Neck
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 8.
Shingles on the Back
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 6.
Skin Infection Pictures - Ingrown Toenail
This is a picture of an ingrown toenail, a common nail infection. Page 9.
Herpes Pictures - Chicken Pox Rash for Comparison
The chicken pox rash is very distinctive, but is sometimes confused with herpes or shingles. This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes compared to the chicken pox rash. Page 3.
Skin Infection Pictures - Athlete's Foot
This is a picture of athlete's foot, a common fungal infection. Page 10.
Hives Pictures
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures.
Day 5 of Shingles Rash
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 3.
Herpes Pictures - Close-up of Early Lesions
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes. Page 2.
Scabies Pictures
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. This gallery show scabies on legs and between fingers, and explains scabies treatments.
Shingles With Pus
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 7.
Psoriasis Pictures
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis.
How to Identify Normal Moles From Skin Cancer
Moles are common benign tumors that occur anywhere on the body. Learn more about moles and how to tell them apart from melanoma and other skin cancers.
Plantar Wart Picture
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 4.
What Are the Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak?
The first outbreak of genital herpes is worse than recurrent genital herpes virus infections. Find out more about how the herpes simplex virus causes the first genital herpes outbreak.
What You Need to Know About Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deeper layers of the skin. Find out what this infection looks like and how it's treated.
9 Common Skin Infections That Cause a Rash
Bacterial skin infections are very common but they can range from merely annoying to deadly. Learn more about these common bacterial skin infections.
Day 6 of Shingles Rash
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 4.
When You Should See a Doctor for a Rash
What do you do when you have a skin rash and don't know what it is? This article gives skin rash rules to follow.
Genital Warts on Labia
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 5.
Skin Anatomy 101: All About Your Body's Largest...
The skin is the body's largest organ, and arguably the most complex. Learn about skin anatomy, including the layers of skin, its functions and more.
Wart on Scalp
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 7.
The 10 Types of Fungal and Yeast Infection
A fungal infection is a common skin disorder. Some cause a lot of problems but others occur without you really knowing about them. Find out more about fungal infection of the skin.
Scabies
Scabies is a very itchy skin rash that is caused by a mite. Learn more about what the scabies rash looks like and how it is treated.
Wart on Penis
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 6.
Skin Infection Pictures
Often when someone gets a rash, they worry that it's an infection. Take a look at these pictures of rashes caused by various infections.
How is Shingles Treated?
Shingles is a painful rash caused by re-activation of the chicken pox virus. Treatments include antivirals and corticosteroids.
What You Need to Know About Ringworm
Ringworm, or tinea corporis, is a fungal skin infection. Find out the characteristics of ringworm, what it looks like, diagnosis and treatment.
What Are the Potential Causes of Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that affects 1% to 3% of the world's population. Find out what causes it.
Is Something Giving You Hives? What You Need to...
There are many different hives causes including foods, drugs, infections, and diseases. If you or someone you know has hives, this is the place to go to find out what might be causing it.
Shingles Pictures
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people.
All About Shingles
Shingles is a painful rash caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus - varicella zoster. Learn more about how shingles is contracted and what the rash looks like.
Thick Wart on Finger
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 3.
Scabies Rash on Leg
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. Page 5.
10 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good
Learn how to remove hair for good with waxing, sugaring, lasers and more. These hair removal methods will teach you how to make hair not grow back.
What's Causing Those Pesky Dark Spots... And...
What are dark spots? They appear as we age and are caused by several factors, some of which are preventable. Learn how to get rid of dark spots.
How to Identify a Pityriasis Rosea Rash
Pityriasis rosea is a common, self-limited rash that can be very itchy. Find out more about the appearance and treatment of pityriasis rosea.
How to Treat Different Types of Acne
Blackheads and whiteheads are a specific type of acne called comedones. Find out more about what caused open and closed comedones and how to treat them here.
The ABCDs of Melanoma
How to tell a mole from melanoma using the ABCD's of melanoma with pictures of normal moles and melanoma to illustrate each feature.
What You Need to Know About Warts
Warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis caused by a virus. Find what you need to know about this annoying skin condition.
Do You Need to Get a Skin Cyst Removed?
Epidermoid cysts are the most common type of skin cyst. They are also known as sebaceous cysts and they tend to occur more often on the face and upper trunk. Find out more about what causes epidermoid cysts and how they are treated.
Shingles - Day 2
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people. Page 2.
Learn About the Causes and Treatment of PUPPP
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), also known as polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, is the most common rash in pregnant women. Find out more about this condition that affects many pregnant women.
How to Identify This Benign Skin Growth
Seborrheic Keratoses, sometimes called barnacles, can be dangerous-looking but they are actually benign. This article describes what they look like and some common ways to remove them.
An Overview of Common Bacterial Skin Infections
Bacterial skin infections are common and some are self-limited. This article describes the difference between several types of bacterial skin infections and how they are treated.
How to Treat Hives
Hives, also known as urticaria, is a common allergic skin condition. Find out more about what causes hives and the treatment of hives.
Scabies Rash Between Fingers
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. Page 3.
Do You Know About This Highly Contagious...
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection commonly found in children between the ages of two and six. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
Treatments for Common Skin Diseases
Learn more about common and uncommon skin conditions.
What Is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is often thought of as synonymous with eczema, but this is not exactly true. Dermatitis is actually a term used to describe a specific type of rash with many causes. Find out more about the types of dermatitis rashes.
Herpes Pictures - Electron Micrograph of Herpes...
The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes.
What Is Jock Itch?
Jock itch is a common fungal infection that affects more men than women. Find out more about jock itch and what can be done to treat it.
Scabies Rash on Hand
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin. Page 4.
Is it Herpes? The Symptoms You May Experience
Even though the herpes simplex virus can infect men and women, the pattern of infection is different in women. Learn more about the symptoms women can get with genital herpes.
What to Do About a Yeast Infection on Your Skin
Intertrigo is a yeast infection that occurs in skin folds. Find out more about what this yeast infection looks like and how it is treated.
Hives Circles
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 8.
How to Identify Different Stages of Eczema
Eczema stages change the longer someone has an eczematous rash. Find out more about the different stages of eczema and how they look different.
An Overview of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about what basal cell carcinoma looks like and who is at risk for getting this skin cancer.
What's the Cause of Cold Sores?
Cold sores, also known as fever blisters or herpes labialis, are recurrent infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Find out more about who gets fever blisters and what can be done about them.
What To Do If You Experience Pain After...
Postherpetic neuralgia is a condition that causes severe, prolonged long pain after a shingles-related rash has subsided.
Chicken Pox - Evolving Lesions
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 4.
Hives Appearance
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 7.
6 Products to Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Ceramide moisturizers are a new group of moisturizers that actually replace the skin's natural oils. Read more about which moisturizers are classified in this category.
How You Get Shingles
Shingles is a painful rash that has some distinct characteristics. This photo gallery shows various shingles rashes on different people.
An Overview of Psoriasis and When You Should...
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that is characterized by periodic flare-ups of a well defined rash. Find out more about what causes psoriasis, what it looks like, and how it's treated.
Warts Pictures
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts.
Hives Caused by Infection
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 2.
Say Goodbye to Seborrheic Dermatitis With a...
Dandruff is a side effect of seborrheic dermatitis, an dry skin condition. Treat your scalp & get rid of dandruff with seborrheic dermatitis shampoo.
How Antibiotics Work to Treat Acne
Antibiotics are frequently used to treat acne. This article gives a profile of some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for acne.
What is Tinea Versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin. Find out more about why this yeast causes a rash in some people and what this rash looks like.
Hives Are "Spongy"
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 5.
Ways to Reduce Redness and Flaking of the Skin
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrhea or dandruff, causes flaking on the face and scalp. Find out more about seborrhea and seborrhea treatments.
Acute Hives
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures. Page 4.
Stratum Corneum Anatomy - The Key to Healthy,...
The stratum corneum is the outermost of the 5 layers of the epidermis and is largely responsible for the vital barrier function of the skin. These illustrations will take you through the important components of the stratum corneum that perform this complex barrier function.
6 Best Soaps & Cleansers for Acne-Prone Skin
It can be hard to find the perfect cleanser if you have acne-prone skin, so what's the best soap for acne? These are the six best acne cleansers.
Everything You Need to Know About Fungal Nail...
A fungal infection of the nails causes thickened, discolored nails that can be painful. Find out what fungal nail infections look like and how they are diagnosed.
Chicken Pox - Close-Up
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 6.
Can a Skin Peel Help Reduce Wrinkles?
Alpha hydroxy acids, the most common of which are glycolic acid and lactic acid, have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation. Studies are showing that appropriate formulations of alpha hydroxy acids may reverse some of the effects of sun on the skin. Find out more about alpha hydroxy acids. Page 2.
Measles Close-Up - Late Rash
Measles is a highly contagious, yet preventable viral infection. These pictures show the characteristics & symptoms of measles & Koplik spots images. Page 9.
Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis. Page 11.
Skin Problems? How to Tell if You Need a...
Do you need a dermatologist or should you see your regular provider? This article helps clarify the types of providers who take care of skin diseases.
Chicken Pox - Day 6
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 7.
How to Treat Cold Sores
Cold sores, also known as fever blisters or herpes labialis, are recurrent infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Find out more about who gets cold sores and what can be done about them.
Mild Guttate Psoriasis
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis. Page 10.
6 Environmental Factors That Can Trigger...
Learn more about the environmental factors that trigger psoriasis.
The Best Soaps For Eczema
It is important for people with eczema to use a mild soap that will also moisturize the skin. This article lists the best soaps for people with eczema.
How Does Chicken Pox Spread?
Chicken pox is a common, usually self-limited, infection caused by the varicella virus. Learn more about the varicella virus, what the chicken pox rash looks like, and how chicken pox is diagnosed.
Hives on Neck
Hives, also know as urticaria, are a common cause of itchy rashes. Find out what hives looks like in these hives pictures.
Understanding the Second Most Common Type of...
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer. Find out more about what squamous cell carcinoma looks like and what can be done about this skin cancer.
How Retin-A Helps Treat Acne
Tretinoin, or Retin-A, is a very effective medication used to treat blackheads, whiteheads, and wrinkles. This article gives guidelines that may help reduce side effects and increase compliance with this medication.
The 6 Best Facial Cleansers for Oily,...
Treating oily skin is a challenge, but there are products that work. Find the best cleansers, the best scrubs and the best soap for oily skin.
Skin Infection Pictures - Cold Sore
This is a picture of a cold sore, a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Page 5.
Anatomy of the Epidermis
Illustrations showing the maturation of cells from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer.
5 Options for Skin Cancer Treatment
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about how basal cell carcinoma is treated.
Everything You Need to Know About Atopic...
Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. This is the starting point to learn more about atopic dermatitis.
Chicken Pox - On the Hand
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 9.
Lichen Planus
Lichen planus is a condition that affects the skin. Several different forms of lichen planus exist, but the rash commonly presents as itchy purple bumps on the skin. Lichen planus can also affect the mouth, genitals, and scalp.
Nail Anatomy 101: How They're Made & How...
Nail anatomy is more than what meets the eye. Learn about nail function, the structure of fingernails and toenails and how fast nails grow.
Classic Psoriasis Plaque
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis.
Warts Around Fingernails
Warts are very common, especially in children and young adults. They are actually benign tumors that are located only in the top layer of the skin, the epidermis. Warts can occur anywhere on the body and look different depending on their location. Take a look at various types of warts. Page 2.
Chicken Pox - In the Mouth
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 10.
Chicken Pox - Infected Lesion on Face
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 15.
Chicken Pox - Electronmicrograph of Varicella...
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 12.
How to Treat Tinea Versicolor
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin. Find out more about the most effective treatment options.
Pityriasis Rosea Pictures
Pityriasis rosea is a common, itchy rash that heals on its own. These pityriasis pictures show the phases and characteristics of pityriasis rosea.
Guttate Psoriasis of the Face
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis. Page 8.
Measles Pictures
Measles is a highly contagious, yet preventable viral infection. These pictures show the characteristics & symptoms of measles & Koplik spots images.
How the Herpes Virus Works
The herpes simplex virus is a DNA virus that causes genital herpes and oral herpes. Find out more about how the herpes simplex virus causes infection and why people have recurrences.
Need More Vitamin D? Eat This
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Save yourself from skin cancer, and get your vitamin D from one of these dietary sources.
How to Avoid and Treat Skin Irritation
Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that acts as an irritant. Find out more about the appearance of irritant contact dermatitis and how it is treated.
What You Need to Know About Shingles
Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Learn more about the potentially severe complications people can experience because of this disease.
Scabies - The Mite That Causes Scabies
Scabies is an itchy skin rash caused by a mite under the skin.
Chicken Pox - Photomicrograph of Infected Cells
Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin. Page 13.
Psoriasis on the Trunk
Psoriasis is characterized by an itchy rash and red, scaly patches of skin. These photos show psoriasis on elbows, the trunk and psoriatic arthritis. Page 6.
Skin Infection Pictures - Chicken Pox
This is a picture of chicken pox, a common viral skin infection.

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