There are various causes of rashes: from allergies to fungal infections, from dry skin in winter to excessive sweating in summer. Although most rashes are not dangerous, they can have a major impact on somebody's everyday life, especially when they are accompanied by itch. When left without proper treatment, they can become chronic and more resistant to therapy. It is important to learn as much as possible about possible causes and aggravating factors so as to prevent rashes from recurring and when they do, from getting out of hand. In addition to selection of appropriate medications, we offer recommendations for optimal management based on careful history-taking.