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What Causes Rashes in Rockville, MD?

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions.

 Rashes can be a symptom for other skin problems. The most prevalent of these are: 

Scratching a Rash

  •  Atopic Dermatitis  , the most common form of  eczema  .
  •  Bacterial Infections  , such as  impetigo  .
  •  Contact Dermatitis  , a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen.
  •  Chronic skin problems  , such as  acne  ,  psoriasis  or seborrheic dermatitis.
  •  Fungal Infections  , such as  ringworm  and yeast infection.
  •  Viral Infections  , such as  shingles  .

A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as  Lyme Disease  ,  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  , liver disease, kidney disease or some types of cancers. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a few weeks, make an appointment to see one of our dermatologists to have it properly diagnosed and treated.

 If you're having trouble treating a rash, call Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, MD at  (301) 840-2266 

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