What is a patch of blisters like a rash?


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Common rashes that may cause blisters include chicken pox, shingles, poison ivy and herpes, according to About.com. Other rashes that may be associated with blisters include scabies, impetigo and an id reaction.

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Blisters that occur with common rashes are often itchy and painful, claims About.com. Chicken pox, for instance, are known for being very itchy. Chicken pox is often described as looking like a drop of dew on a flower petal. A blistering rash similar to chicken pox is shingles, which is very painful. It is caused by the same virus as chicken pox. Poison ivy is another rash that blisters, and though usually minor, itches and irritates the skin.

Herpes infections may also cause blisters and a rash on the skin, explains About.com. Herpes is caused by a virus that is always in the body of those infected. Though the blisters and rash can be treated, the virus never goes away. Scabies is a rash caused by mites that have buried into the skin. The bumps associated with scabies look like blisters. Impetigo is a condition that often produces blisters under the first layer of skin. It is caused by bacteria and is common in children. Id rash is also common, and blisters occur on the hands or chest. It is caused by a fungal infection.

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