Rashes – Diagnosis and Treatment

Our Treatment

The majority of rashes cause no harm to the skin and respond with simple over the counter antihistamines, anti-itch creams and moisturizing lotions.  We suggest that if these solutions do not work to immediately contact us to discuss further treatment options.

Rashes Explained

The term rash is a general identification used for various skin conditions. Typically, a rash defines a change that affects the skin and often appears as a red patch, small bumps, or blisters on the skin. A rash can appear on a small area or cover most of the skin. Most people develop some type of rash over their lifespan.

Rashes – Causes

Normally a rash signifies another skin problem, such as:

  • Allergic responses to medication
  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo
  • Fungal infections such as ringworm
  • Non-infectious skin conditions such as eczema
  • Reactions to allergens such as poison ivy
  • Viral infections such as chicken pox

Rashes – Symptoms

A rash is usually identified by scaly patches of skin or as raised red bumps.  Often times a rash will itch.

Rash – Prevention

To avoid developing a rash:

  • Use skin moisturizers immediately after washing hands or body
  • Stay away from anyone with a skin infection
  • Use only clean razors for shaving
  • Choose non-irritating, fragrance-free soaps and cleansers