Having a rash never a good sign. Even if it is a harmless skin reaction, rashes can be annoying and itchy. A rash is a general term used medically to describe any kind of discoloration or inflammation on the skin. Hives, heat rash, Athlete's foot, and contact dermatitis are all types of common rashes of child and adulthood. A rash is usually brought on by an infection that is parasitic, fungal, viral, or bacterial. Many skin rashes are not infectious, but others only worsen when left untreated. If you've discovered a rash that's causing you distress, contact SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX to schedule an appointment with our providers. We have you covered at SkinMD.
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A rash can be caused by an allergic reaction to something in your environment or within your own body. Rash development can also be caused by a bacteria or a virus. Children commonly have reactions to new foods or medications introduced to them. Adults with hay fever, sensitive skin, allergies, and asthma are commonly more likely to experience a rash.
There are several distinct kinds of rashes that present a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Intertrigo (bacterial infection)
- Reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac
- Sun poisoning
Frequent symptoms include discoloration or redness to the surface of the skin, blisters, itching, inflammation, stinging, and burning. These indicators may be minor or serious and may affect a small or large region of your body. Rashes can happen just about anywhere on your body where infection or bacteria has affected your skin.
Treatments may differ for patients with a rash. During your first appointment, we will analyze your skin to ascertain a diagnosis and treatment plan. Our team at SkinMD will take into account the presentation of the rash, its location, and severity. Then you can discuss what treatment options are available for your skincare regime. Quite often, an antifungal, antibacterial, or antibiotic topical ointment or gel is utilized to alleviate and address symptoms.
Keep in mind that the presence of a rash can also be your body signaling an underlying medical condition. Having your rash checked out for treatment is always a great idea — no matter how common the rash may seem on your skin.
Seek Relief from rashes
Rashes may begin with redness, burning, and itching. Do not put off much-needed relief any more than you have to because there is no need to suffer from a rash. Contact our office in Hurst or Weatherford, TX to book an appointment. We can improve and soothe your rash symptoms and put you on track to smoother, clearer skin.