A rash is an area of your skin that has become swollen or irritated and can include:
The location, appearance, and color of your rash allow me to diagnose the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Rashes can be the result of various situations and conditions, with some occurring immediately and some developing over time. Here are some examples of common skin rashes and what they may indicate is your medical problem:
Sudden itchy bumps may be hives
Hives can cause a pale, itchy, burning rash anywhere on the skin. Hives can be the result of an allergic reaction to foods or medications and may last for a few days or weeks.
Patches of thick, dry skin covered with silver scales is likely psoriasis
Known as plaques, these itchy patches can occur anywhere on the body. Some seven and a half million Americans have psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that accelerates the growth cycle of skin cells
A bumpy rash that stings may be prickly heat
Heat rash is caused by sweat getting blocked in your pores. A common rash for babies, it can happen at any age. Friction in the most common cause, especially where skin rubs against skin, such as in folds of the neck, breasts, groin and underarms.
Red, itchy, dry skin could be eczema
Common causes of eczema include detergent, soap, wool and synthetic fibers. Eczema is common for babies and children but can occur at any age.
A red rash on the face may be rosacea
This is a common skin condition that occurs in adults on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Small blood vessels may also be seen on the surface of the red skin, along with bumps and pimples.
Treatments are available that can help most skin rashes
Sometimes it’s as easy as staying away from the things that cause your skin sensitivity; other times you may need prescription treatments. Find out what’s causing your itchy, scaly or stinging skin and get the help you need. Call for an appointment today: (210) 370-9995.