Skin Rash, Swelling And Tenderness To Touch

Reviewed on 10/31/2022

A skin rash can be due to an infection, bug or insect bites, infestation by lice or other parasites, or inflammatory conditions of the skin. Swelling and tenderness to touch are often signs of a localized infection or injury. Seek immediate medical care if you have signs of an infection that are not improving so that you can receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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