Chin Rashes

Chin Rashes

Chin rashes are classified into various skin diseases, depending upon their appearance and symptoms associated with it. Read on to know more on chin rash.
HealthHearty Staff
Rash is the most common symptom of skin disorders. There is a wide range of causes of rash. Rash can appear almost anywhere on the body. However, face and limbs are the common sights of skin rash. Depending upon the site of occurrence as well as the nature of the rash, skin rash can be classified into several conditions. Chin is also a common site for skin rashes and there may be several reasons behind it.
Chin Rash Causes and Treatment
Acne
Acne is often the common cause of chin rash, especially among younger people. There are various factors which contribute to formation of acne. Hormonal imbalance and overproduction of sebum are some leading causes of acne. Acne on chin is mostly in the form of small pustules.
Treatment: Proper hygiene and regularly washing your face with mild soap helps to treat acne.
Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin disease which gives a flushed appearance to the person. Rosacea is more prominent on the cheeks and chin. It is mostly in the form of very small rash on cheeks, chin and forehead.
Treatment: Rosacea does not warrant any treatment, however severe symptoms may be treated with antibiotics.
Boils
If you have red chin rash which pains a lot, then it may be due to boils. You may get a singular red bump or a cluster of small bumps. Cluster of boils is called carbuncle. An infection underneath the skin is mostly responsible for this kind of chin rash.
Treatment: Compressions with warm cloth are effective in treating boils. Antibiotic ointments may also help treat boils.
Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a skin infection which mostly occurs around a wound or scrape. The area becomes swollen and red rash like bumps appear on the skin. The skin around the wound often feels tender to touch.
Insect Bites
If you have randomly spread, itchy chin rashes, then the cause could be insect bites. Insect bites due to mosquito, ants often lead to raised bumps on the skin, which itch like crazy. However, some insect bites may induce serious symptoms, which need to be addressed immediately.
Treatment: Cortisone creams and antihistamines work best against all sorts of insect bites.
Allergic Reactions
If the chin rash is in the form of flat or raised, red sores, then allergic reaction could be the possibility. However, you need to find out the exact cause of allergy, whether it is due to some irritant, offensive food type or a medicine.
Treatment: The treatment can be initiated depending upon the cause of allergy. Cortisone creams, antihistamines or soothing lotions may help relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions. If the allergy is due to some chemical substance, then stopping the use of that substance may prevent future occurrences of rash.
Pityriasis Rosea
This is a skin condition with no known cause. The rash often appears as a single scaly, itchy spot on chin which then multiplies in number. The rash then reaches to the chest as well as abdominal area.
Treatment: The treatment is mostly in the form of calamine lotion or antihistamines. But, this disease hardly responds to any treatment.
Dribble
Dribble is often the cause of chin rash in infants. Human saliva contains digestive enzymes which irritate the delicate skin of a baby. As a result babies may get dribble rash on chin, neck and around mouth.
Treatment: Wiping the mouth of your baby with a dry, clean cloth from time to time may reduce the occurrence of rash. Consult your pediatrician if the rash is severe or painful.
Besides, there are other conditions as well with chin rash as one of the symptoms. Skin rash is more prevalent among young children and toddlers. Toddler chin rash should be checked for measles or chickenpox, though possibility of allergies and irritants cannot be ruled out.
Chin rashes are rarely an issue of concern, however, it is wise to get yourself checked by a doctor if the rash extends the chin and spreads to other parts of the body.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for information purpose only. Do not use the information presented herein as a substitute for medical practitioner's advice.