Itchy, red, dry or uncomfortable skin? Rashes and other skin conditions can affect your self-esteem and cause discomfort.

“Your rash is an area of inflammation that was caused by touching a troubling substance—called contact dermatitis—or could be a sign of a larger medical problem,” according to Dr. Jeffrey Zwerner, Senior Medical Advisor for Dermatology at Teladoc Health.

Take the quiz to find how much you know about skin issues!


How much do you know about common rashes?

1 / 5

Athlete’s foot is a rash caused by:

2 / 5

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is treated with:

3 / 5

A tick bite can cause a rash.

4 / 5

Which disease causes a rash of raised dots that turn into painful, burning blisters for about two weeks?

5 / 5

The poison ivy rash is contagious (can be spread person to person)?

Your score is

The average score is 78%


What do I do when a rash breaks out?

Once a rash breaks out, ask yourself some questions about changes in your routine: Were you in contact with new products or substances? Did you come across a plant, bug or tick? Are you having other symptoms like fever, fatigue or discomfort? Write down anything that may seem out of the ordinary.

Connect with a dermatologist

With Teladoc Dermatology, you can upload photos of your skin issue online or by app. Within two days, a U.S. board-certified dermatologist will review your pictures and description of the issue and provide a custom treatment plan in your Message Center. Read more about how Teladoc helped one member with a crucial skin diagnosis. 

Updated June 1, 2021

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