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SKIN RASH TREATMENT
Skin rashes that appear on the skin as bumps, blisters, or red patches are generally harmless. However, they are often a sign of a more significant health problem. Oasis Dermatology offers safe and effective skin rash treatment even for the most complicated types.
Our providers specialize in identifying and providing skin rash treatment. At Oasis Dermatologist, we help you treat a rash no matter how severe.
When To See A Dermatologist
TREATING SKIN RASHES
The itching and swelling of rashes can often be relieved by over-the-counter antihistamines, cortisone creams, or soothing lotions. The rashes on the skin should go away after a few days. If the rash continues to spread and worsen, see our board-certified dermatologist right away.
The most common types of skin rashes that we treat include chronic skin problems, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and viral infections. Our team is skilled and experienced in providing long-term relief and care for skin rashes.
THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF SKIN RASHES
Hives are experienced by about 20% of people. People with hives have a very itchy, red, or skin-colored rash.
Their welts can appear on any body part, move locations, change shape or disappear and reappear.
Chronic hives may be around for months, whereas acute hives can disappear in a few days. This condition is often due to an allergy, but other causes include stress or infections.
Hives usually will go away on their own. However, severe cases that last longer may require a shot or oral medication. On rare occasions, it can cause swelling in the airways and make it difficult to breathe.
- Antibiotics like penicillin as well as aspirin and ibuprofen
- Insect sting
- Blood transfusions
- Foods like eggs, peanuts, shellfish, and nuts
- Bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections and strep throat
- Viral infections, including hepatitis, common colds, and infectious mononucleosis
- Pet dander
- Exposure to heat, cold, and sun.
- Other physical stimuli like exercise or pressure.
SKIN RASH TREATMENT FOR HIVES:
- Cold compress to reduce itching
- Topical corticosteroids
- Anti-inflammatory medications
If your skin comes in contact with poison oak or poison ivy, household chemicals, hand sanitizers, soaps, or certain metals such as nickel or gold, you might experience contact dermatitis.
Moreover, this condition also can occur after sun exposure.
When a rash appears after coming into contact with an irritating substance, bathing the affected area immediately with soap and water can help. Your dermatologist may give you creams or oral medication to heal the skin and control itching.
- Rubbing alcohol
- Bleach and detergents
- Shampoos, permanent wave solutions
- Airborne substances like wool dust or sawdust
- Fertilizers and pesticides
SKIN RASH TREATMENT FOR CONTACT DERMATITIS:
- Steroidal creams or ointments
- Oral medications
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease that manifests as a red, itchy rash.
It usually appears on the arms, legs, and cheeks. The condition can affect anyone at any age but usually begins in childhood.
The rash can appear and disappear, and there are times when it goes away entirely on its own. When the rash is active, it’s called a flare. According to the National Eczema Association, about 18 million American adults have this common disease.
- Soap, detergents, shampoo
- Weather and humidity
- Particular foods like milk, eggs, and peanuts
- Wool and synthetic fabric
- Hormonal fluctuations in women
SKIN RASH TREATMENT FOR ECZEMA:
- Laser Treatment
If you have psoriasis, your skin cells grow too fast. This causes a buildup of cells on the skin’s surface, producing redness and inflammation.
In most cases, psoriasis appears on the scalp, knees, and elbows, but it can appear anywhere on the body. It’s linked to other disorders, including depression, heart disease, and diabetes.
Some of the symptoms of psoriasis are thick, raised patches of skin covered with a silvery layer of dry skin. These patches can be red or light pink and look different depending on the type of psoriasis.
- Bacterial infections, such as strep throat
- Fungal infections
- Weather, especially cold, dry conditions
- Skin injuries like scrapes and burns
- Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoking
- Alcohol consumptions
- Medications including lithium, antimalarial drugs, and blood pressure medications
SKIN RASH TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS:
- Oral medications
- Topical creams
Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, is a red, itchy rash made of small, painful-looking bumps that look like a cluster of pimples.
The rash is most common in children, but anyone can get it. Humid weather causes the rash to appear.
Heat rash usually occurs on the groin, neck, under the arms, and in the creases of elbows and armpits. It is caused when excessive sweat gets trapped in pores, creating a rash, and usually goes away in three or four days.
- Humid, hot weather
SKIN RASH TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS:
- Staying cool and dry
- Pore-blocking ointments
- Calamine lotion
FUNGAL SKIN RASHES OR DISEASE-CAUSED RASHES
All skin rashes are diagnosed by our providers and our experienced staff. After the diagnosis is made of the cause and source of the rash, a treatment will be administered. If you find that you have a skin rash, contact us immediately.
The virus that causes shingles may not be life-threatening, but its symptoms are excruciating. Before the rash appears, tingling, itching, burning, and pain occur in the area of your body where the rash will develop. Other symptoms include fever, headaches, and upset stomach.
The rash of chickenpox, a common childhood disease, typically covers the entire body. Fluid-filled blisters that eventually scab over often accompany it. The illness can last for four to seven days, and people who have been vaccinated still get the disease, though it is milder than in unvaccinated people.
Jock itch is a common fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body. These fungal skin rashes often affect the groin and inner thighs and may be shaped like a ring.
A fungal infection causes ringworm infection of the scalp, and it most often appears as bald patches on the head that can be either dry or greasy in texture. It’s easy to recognize because it looks like a worm’s nest or scar. Ringworm, which gets its name from its appearance, is one of the contagious skin rashes, but it’s often treatable with medication in a few weeks.