Results for: Adult :: Male :: Widespread Rash
The links below lead to information about rashes that involve large areas of the body in the adult. Many chronic conditions, such as psoriasis, can cause rashes over many parts of the body. In adults, a rash that involves the entire body is usually due to an allergy of some type. A drug eruption is a rash caused by an allergic reaction to a medication. Drug eruptions can be limited to a very mild reaction, such as the skin simply having a pink hue to a more severe reaction, such as massive blistering and skin loss. You should see your doctor any time a rash starts after starting a new medication. Any rash that begins suddenly can be the first sign of a dangerous allergic reaction and should be evaluated by a physician. A viral exanthem is a rash caused by a virus. Viral rashes are more common in children but may sometimes affect adults.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
This image displays a close-up of brown, scaly, elevated follicles typical of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Urticaria (hives) often form rings and ring-like shapes that quickly appear and disappear.
This image displays typical flat-topped, purple (violaceous) elevations of the skin at the wrist in lichen…
This image displays very fine, scaly, oval, slightly elevated lesions typical of pityriasis rosea.
This image displays thick, white, scaly skin with redness underneath, typical of psoriasis.
This image displays a track on the skin, known as a burrow, typical of scabies.
As displayed in this image, the pink to red elevations of the skin from viral exanthem are not scaly.