Skin rashes can cause changes in the color, appearance or texture of the skin
(epidermis). Pain, itch, discomfort, bumps, swelling, and dryness are examples
skin irritation. Plants, allergies (food allergy), anxiety, bacteria, virus, and
even certain types of clothing may cause skin rashes.
Rare conditions affecting
the skin and associated with high death rates include Stevens-Johnson syndrome
(SJS), Lyell's syndrome(LS), or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Indicators may include
a painful red or purple rash with blisters (often affecting the mucous membranes).
It is most often an allergic reaction to medication or infection; symptoms include
itching, fever, joint aches and numerous skin lesions. It
is believed that approximately one hundred different drugs can cause toxic epidermal
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