15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 370 Rockville, MD 20850

What's Causing My Rash?

Your dermatologists at Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, MD are here to help with all your skincare needs including pesky rashes.


A rash causes changes in the appearance and texture of the skin. If you have a rash it may be itchy and bothersome, but we can help. Keep reading about common causes of rashes, and come see us if you have a rash.

Contact dermatitis

An allergic reaction can cause hives to appear rapidly. Everyone has different triggers or allergens that affect them, but common allergens to cause reactions are poison plants, rubber, metal jewelry, perfumes, lotions, soaps, and cosmetics. As long as you are no longer exposed to the allergen it can clear up within 2 to 4 weeks.


Eczema causes patches of itchy, red, and dry skin. Eczema can be caused by genetics or environmental factors like allergens. There is no cure for eczema, but prescription medications and topical treatments can help relieve your symptoms


A rash can be a sign of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection. Some examples are ringworm and impetigo. They infect the top layer of the skin and cause itchiness and irritation, but we can prescribe treatment to ease the symptoms.

Treating Rashes

Your dermatologists in Rockville, MD, can help when you have a rash. Some rashes clear up on their own, like when an infection is rid from the body. Even if you have a type of rash that will clear up you don't have to suffer in the meantime. Contact your dermatologist and we can recommend topical treatments to soothe your symptoms.

If you have a rash and you don't know what's causing it, we can help. Come see your dermatologists at Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, MD. To make an appointment, contact us at (240) 246-7417.

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