A skin rash is normally the body’s response to the exposure of a particular allergen to its immune system.
The head is a common spot for rash outbreaks.
Rashes on the head usually occur due to allergic reactions, but they can also be the result of other allergies and illnesses. Common triggers for a rash on the head include molds and mildew. They may also be triggered by sunlight, smoke, and certain foods that your body does not like. If you have been exposed to a certain allergen, your body may react by producing an inflammation on the affected area. This inflammation will cause a skin rash that ranges in appearance from being light red to dark red.
It is important to note that some types of rash, particularly those that appear on the face, are more common in some people than others. For example, eczema, psoriasis, and severe facial rashes are more common in people who have a history of allergy or asthma. It is also important to remember that people who suffer from diabetes, liver diseases, kidney disease, and obesity are most susceptible to this problem.
Some people are very sensitive to a skin rash and may experience intense itching and burning in the affected area. If you suspect that your rash may be a result of an allergic reaction, it is advisable to visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Some rashes are relatively easy to treat at home.
Antihistamines are one of the most common treatments for a rash outbreak on the head. Antihistamines work by blocking histamine. Histamine is a chemical compound that causes your body to produce an inflammatory response, including swelling and redness. In severe cases, antihistamines may also result in a change in your skin color.
Your doctor may recommend antihistamines, but some cases of a skin rash can be treated without a prescription. If you suspect that your rash could be the result of an allergy, your doctor may prescribe some of the following medications for your specific skin rash: corticosteroids (for inflamed skin), antihistamines, and antibiotics.
Antihistamines are often prescribed as an initial course of treatment for a rash. They work by reducing the amount of histamine produced by your body.
If the anti-allergy medications are ineffective, your doctor may suggest a more complex approach. One option is to use corticosteroids and azelaic acid in combination to treat the rash.
Corticosteroids are often combined with over the counter medications such as Neutrogena, Proactiv, and BenGay. These drugs prevent the development of new cells on the surface of the skin.
Once the cells die, the rash goes away.
Azelaic acid works by destroying the melanin on the skin. Melanin is the pigment found on the skin’s surface. Once the melanin is gone, the redness and blistering go away.
Because azelaic acid is a topical medication, it is important to apply it only to the affected area. Ingestion of the medicine will cause serious side effects such as allergic skin rash, allergic rhinitis, and peeling.
Because azelaic acid is a strong acid, it may be difficult to cleanse it off your skin if you accidentally spill it. After the solution dries, the liquid may be difficult to remove from the rash.
In many cases, you should consider combining all three of these medications to treat your rash. In extreme cases, you may want to see your dermatologist to try an oral drug, such as Regimen X. There are no clinical studies currently available to support the effectiveness of this treatment. However, your doctor may prescribe some form of oral antihistamine, which should relieve the symptoms associated with an allergic rash.