2. Itching

The itchiness this skin condition entails is what gives it its name. In a majority of cases, patients report that the itch is intensely discomforting and becomes progressively more problematic until the rash begins to subside. Scratching the skin surface tends to make the skin more sensitive and raw, further impeding the healing process. Regular application of doctor-recommended ointments and keeping the area clean, dry and free from excessive scratching will aid in the recovery process.