Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Summer skin rashes
Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.
Heat rash, also called sweat rash and prickly heat, is harmless but very itchy, with small red spots in places where sweat collects. Find out more about and how to treat it.
Hives is a skin rash that is often triggered by an infection or allergy. Learn more about hives rash (urticaria) causes, symptoms and treatment.
Pityriasis rosea is a pink, scaly and inflamed skin rash. Cool baths can help soothe the skin; sunlight can help fade the rash. Learn more here.
Shingles — infographic
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistering rash. This infographic provides you with information on the symptoms, treatments and vaccination.
Roseola infantum (or roseola) is an infection that can cause a high fever followed by a rash. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs. While harmless, it can be painful. Learn more here.
Scabies is caused by a tiny bug that burrows under the skin, causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Read more about scabies causes and treatment.
Itchy skin, or pruritis, is a common irritation that can be very frustrating. Understand the different types of itchy skin and how to ease the discomfort.
Lupus is a disease of the body’s immune system. Although its causes are not yet entirely known, lupus treatments are available.