By Shady Grove Dermatology
April 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Rash  

Treating Your Rash

Rashes are one of the most common things that you may have to deal with. Rashes can be very uncomfortable and itchy, and sometimes hard to get rid of. At Shady Grove Dermatology, LLC our priority is to provide quality care to our informed patients by our team of dedicated dermatologists. If you are dealing with a rash and live in or near Rockville, MD, consider visiting our office, Shady Grove Dermatology, LLC. Read on to learn more about rashes and how to treat them.

What Is A Skin Rash?

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin, most rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some clear symptoms of a rash developing include heating up, redness, small bumps appearing, and itchiness of the area. Rashes can occur if you have had contact with a skin irritant, something like a chemical, poison ivy, or something that they may be allergic to. Generally, skin rashes come and go, and they can be harmless, although if you develop other symptoms it may be important to have it looked at by a professional dermatologist.

  • Fever or pain along with the rash
  • Sudden bruise-like lesions appear
  • Skin rash continues to develop and becomes widespread

If you see any of these symptoms develop or if your rash is just not going away, it is time to talk to a trained dermatologist.

Some Common Rash Treatments

A few of the common rash treatments are:

  • Anti-itch creams
  • Oral antihistamines (for rashes caused by an allergic reaction)
  • Moisturizing lotions
  • Topical antifungal medications (for rashes caused by fungal infections)

Learn More About How We Can Help You

Although sometimes a simple skin rash may just be due to a simple allergy or irritant touching your skin, it is important to watch the rash and make sure that if you develop any further symptoms that you get help from a trained dermatologist. If you live in or around Rockville, MD, Shady Grove Dermatology, LLC has a staff of excellent dermatologists that are here to make sure that they can provide you with all the information you need to help treat your rash. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have limited our office hours for emergencies only, however, we are providing tele-dermatology. Call our office in Rockville at (240) 246-7417 to set up a tele-appointment today.

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