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On the page below, you will find examples of rashes that can affect the whole body in adults. Allergies are the cause of many widespread rashes. An allergy from a medication is called a drug eruption, and these reactions may range in severity from a subtle skin color change to blisters and welts that may result in loss of skin. You should consult your doctor if you experience a rash after starting a new medication. In fact, any large rash that appears suddenly should be evaluated by a physician as it may be the early sign of a severe allergic reaction. Occasionally a viral infection will cause a large rash on the body in adults, called a viral exanthem, which is most common in children but may occur in adults as well. Additionally, chronic skin conditions (eg, psoriasis) can cause a widespread rash.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
This image displays a close-up of brown, scaly, elevated follicles typical of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
In lichen planus, flat-topped, slightly elevated lesions with scaling are frequently located on the wrist.
This image displays very fine, scaly, oval, slightly elevated lesions typical of pityriasis rosea.
Psoriasis often has white, thick scale that comes off in "plates" when picked, causing bleeding.
This image of the pubic area shows the itchy red bumps of scabies that may be all over the body (widespread).
This image displays widespread flat and raised skin lesions that are red or pink in color typical of viral skin…