Information for Patients
Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash
A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.
Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.
Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.
Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.
- "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Contact dermatitis
- Diaper rash
- Hot tub folliculitis
- Pityriasis rosea
- Rash - child under 2 years
Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders
Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Cradle cap
- Cutaneous skin tags
- Dry skin
- Dry skin -- self-care
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Erythema multiforme
- Erythema nodosum
- Erythema toxicum
- Granuloma annulare
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura
- Ichthyosis vulgaris
- Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
- Keratosis pilaris
- Lichen planus
- Lichen simplex chronicus
- Perioral dermatitis
- Pityriasis rosea
- Pityriasis rubra pilaris
- Pyogenic granuloma
- Sebaceous cyst
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
- Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
- Skin graft
- Skin lesion biopsy
- Skin self-exam
- Stasis dermatitis and ulcers
- Xeroderma pigmentosa
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions
- And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
- NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.