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A rash was any change to an individual's skin which affected its appearance or texture. A rash could often be the symptom of an illness.

In 2370, Beverly Crusher initially believed that a mark on Deanna Troi's shoulder was a rash from the coil brace Data had stabbed her with; it ultimately turned out to be an interphasic organism. (TNG: "Phantasms")

In 2371, Ishka suffered a slight rash due to her skin being a little sensitive to clothing. This therefore did not constitute a medical ground for the FCA to drop their charges against her for earning profit. (DS9: "Family Business")

In 2373, Kira Nerys had a rash on the back of her thighs, for which Miles O'Brien requested a salve from Julian Bashir. (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

Soon after, while attempting to woo Captain Kathryn Janeway, Q placed a romantic bed in her quarters, complete with satin bedsheets. Janeway, however, was not amused and ordered him to remove the bed, but Q refused, stating "I have no intention of getting between those Starfleet issue sheets. They give me a terrible rash." Janeway replied that it wouldn't matter, since he wouldn't be getting in the bed. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

Also that year, The Doctor initially believed that skin markings upon Harry Kim were a rash, but which were in fact implanted Taresian genes. (VOY: "Favorite Son")

Soon after, O'Brien asked Bashir if a rash were the cause of Kirayoshi's constant crying. (DS9: "Business as Usual")

In 2374, while on board the USS Prometheus, The Doctor claimed that one possible symptom of the Terothka virus was a rash. He said that some persons found the rash worse than the stomach cramps that could also result from the virus. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

Also that year, Neelix claimed that Starfleet blankets gave him a rash, prompting Tuvok's suggestion, which the Talaxian interrupted, that he ask The Doctor for some anti-itch cream. (VOY: "Demon")

In 2378, Tuvok devolved a cutaneous eruption which The Doctor informed Neelix of, breaching doctor-patient confidentiality. Later that year, believing his destruction to be inevitable, The Doctor confessed this to Tuvok. As The Doctor survived, this incident became an embarrassment. (VOY: "Renaissance Man")

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