"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 moisturizing lotions, antihistamines and presription topical steroids. 

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

  • Atopic Dermatitis, also known as eczema
  • Bacterial Infections, such as impetigo.
  • Contact Dermatitis, a type of rash 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.

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.

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