A rash is characterized as a change of the skin that affects its color, appearance or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect entire areas of skin. Rashes may cause skin to itch, change color, feel warm, bumpy, dry, crack, blister or swell. Some rashes may be painful or irritating, while others may simply cause aesthetic concern. A common dermatological condition, rashes come in many forms and, depending on the cause, may take days or even weeks to heal. It is important to see a medical provider for proper diagnosis and treatment of your rash.

Common types of rashes

  • Allergic/contact dermatitis
  • Eczema/atopic dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Heat rash
  • Hives
  • Lichen Planus
  • Poison Ivy or oak

Causes of rashes

There are numerous causes of rashes including allergies, certain plants, bugs, medications, illnesses and even irritations from cosmetics, household cleaners or chemicals.

Treatment options for rashes

The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, occupation, family history, symptoms and exposure. Over the counter remedies include use of a mild cleanser or topical hydrocortisone. Most rashes are not life-threatening, however some rashes may be an indication of a more serious condition. If you experience dizziness, trouble breathing or confusion, seek emergency help. If you have a rash that is not responding to over-the-counter remedies, contact Advanced Dermatology for an effective treatment plan.


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    P.B. Advanced Dermatology Patient




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