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While normally nothing to worry about, rashes could be your body alerting you to an allergen or a sign of an underlying condition. However, recognizing the difference between a harmless rash and something more severe is often unclear. Learn how to tell when your rash could be the sign of something more with your doctor at Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, MD.
What causes a rash?
Rashes are defined as a sudden or abnormal change in the skin. Some of the more common reasons for rashes include:
When should I see a Rockville doctor?
Many rashes will go away on their own within a few days. However, you have fever, joint pain, headaches, sore throat or a swollen tongue, you should seek immediate medical attention. See your doctor if your rash does not go away with a week, is painful, is infected, begins to grow and cover a large area, your daily activities are affected or your skin begins peeling, changing colors or swelling.
For more information on rashes, please contact Dr. Josef Yeager, Dr. Caroline Yeager, Dr. Sanders Berk and Dr. Thomas Keahey at Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, MD. Call (240) 246-7417 to schedule your appointment for an examination today!