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Rash 101: Common Types of Skin Rashes

Skin rashes can signal anything from an allergic reaction to a plant or medication to more serious medical emergencies like meningococcemia or toxic shock syndrome (TSS).


Rash 101: Common Types of Skin Rashes


Rashes don’t fall under the specific domain of “diseases.” Instead, they are categorized as a sort of “irritant”. When the skin gets inflamed, discolored, or develops anything that seems abnormal as compared to what skin should look like, the ...

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What’s Going Around is nothing to scratch at.

What’s Going Around is nothing to scratch at. Pityriasis rosea is a common skin rash, believed to be caused by a virus. It usually hits in the fall and spring, but Centra Care physicians treated 7 cases last week! (For reference, a typical week usually brings only 1-2 cases.)


Although pityriasis rosea sometimes occurs in more than one person ...

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Rash with a fever? ALWAYS see a doctor

Last week, the Seminole County Health Department reported that a local woman had a confirmed case of measles.

In 2012, only one case was reported in the entire state of Florida. But this latest case is the fifth known LOCAL measles infection this year.

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Measles is spread by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of an infected person. Sneezing and coughing can put contaminated droplets into the air.

The number of measles cases dropped over the last ...

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