Rashes Treatment La Jolla UTC

West Dermatology

Learn more about Rashes Treatment La Jolla UTC and how West Dermatology can help.
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What is It?

What Is a Rash?

 
The term “rash” can refer to a wide array of skin conditions, but it generally refers to a visible, noticeable change in your skin, particularly in color and/or texture, which may be characterized by skin that’s itchy, scaly, bumpy, swollen, inflamed, or otherwise irritated.

The Common symptoms of a Rash
There are a variety of symptoms depending on the type of rash, but symptoms
often include skin redness or other discoloration, inflammation, swelling, dryness, peeling, scaling, crusting, tenderness, soreness, pain, and more.

A skin rash is often harmless, yet it can indicate other skin conditions or even health problems elsewhere in the body.

Left untreated, some rashes simply go away on their own, while others can lead to blisters, leave the skin raw and exposed, or last long enough to need long-term treatment. Many rashes develop quickly, while others take several days to form.

A common type of rash is eczema, a condition that occurs due to one of two types of an inflammatory skin condition called dermatitis: atopic and contact. If you have a skin rash like this, and it that’s causing you to suffer, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), atopic dermatitis afflicts nearly 30 million Americans of all ages and is responsible for over $125 million worth of lost productivity amongst patients and caregivers.

Other common types of rashes include, among others:

  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Infections of the skin from:
  • Bacteria (cellulitis)
  • A fungus (ringworm)
  • A virus (chickenpox)
  • Reactions to insect bites
  • Heat rash
  • Shingles
 


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What Causes It?

What Causes a Rash?

 
There are as many causes for a skin rash as there are types of skin rashes. For example, any one of a number of medical conditions can cause a rash. Many people have certain genes that make them more likely to suffer from skin rashes.
 
Other causes of a skin rash include:

Stress
Allergies
Allergic reaction to something you’ve touched, including:
Detergents and soaps
Beauty products
Clothes with certain dyes or materials
Chemicals in latex, plastic, or rubber
Poisonous plants like poison ivy or poison oak
Reaction to a food or drink
Certain medications
Sun exposure

Because a skin rash can be caused by a wide range of factors, it's crucial to know what type of rash you have before having it treated. If it is a severe rash, one that does not go away after 2-3 weeks, or one that causes other symptoms, schedule an appointment with the rash experts at West Dermatology to discuss and evaluate your condition, receive a proper diagnosis, and find out your treatment options.



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Common Treatments

Treatment for Rashes at West Dermatology La Jolla/UTC

 
While many rashes can be treated with over-the-counter medications, creams, lotions, and ointments, treatment will vary on the type of rash, the symptoms, the cause, and the severity of the condition. That’s why it’s so important that you discuss your condition with one of our experts so we can inspect your condition visually.

At West Dermatology, not only do we offer a variety of treatments and medications to address your skin rashes, but we also have the training, experience, and knowledge to find the right one for you.
 
Skin rash treatments vary widely depending on the type, causes, and symptoms. The skin rash experts at West Dermatology have the knowledge and experience to examine you visually and determine exactly the type of rash you have and the proper treatment to eliminate it, such as:
 
Moisturizing creams or lotions to help eliminate irritation and itching
Prescription-strength topical ointments and creams to alleviate inflammation, itching and swelling
Prescription-strength topical medications that target the fungus or bacteria that may be the cause of the rash
Prescription-strength oral antihistamines to relieve itching
Phototherapy such as the use of UV light which reduces itching and redness
 
Our experienced and compassionate rash experts work with you to find the best solution to clear up your skin, relieve itching and discomfort, and make you less self-conscious about your skin.



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