Signs of skin diseases, such as a bump, a rash or a dry patch, can be perplexing. In fact, in some cases, they can be downright anxiety-inducing.
While some of these signs and symptoms are completely harmless (but nevertheless annoying), others can be warning signs of more serious medical concerns.
This round-up of skin conditions and symptoms may be able to help you decode your rash.
That said, although this list of signs may be useful, it's not a substitute for a doctor's advice. If you're truly concerned that a skin problem is serious or abnormal, don't hesitate to get help. And if you're seeing a physician but aren't satisfied with how your condition is responding, speak up. As just noted, some skin conditions can be a warning sign of sorts, and even minor skin diseases may result in permanent scarring if not attended to promptly.