Specialists in Dermatology PLLC
Dermatologists located in Tucson, AZ & Green Valley, AZ
Rashes are among the most common skin conditions seen by dermatologists. At Specialists in Dermatology PLLC in Tucson, Arizona, the highly trained dermatologists examine and diagnose rashes of every kind and determine treatment plans that best suit your needs. If you’ve developed a rash and are looking for peace of mind, call one of our convenient locations to book your appointment.
Rashes Q & A
What is a rash?
A rash is an irritation anywhere on your skin. The irritation can be caused by several factors and affect your skin in many ways. Your skin’s reaction to the cause of the rash may appear as:
- Red, purple, or brown skin
- Raised bumps
- Flat splotches
- Blistered skin
Rashes may also feel hot, swollen, or itchy. Your rash may be all over your body or show up in patches around your wrists, knees, or ankles. If you have a rash and don’t know why, contact the expert dermatologists at Specialists in Dermatology for a consultation without delay.
What are the different kinds of rashes?
Rashes appear as your body’s response to something new or irritating, or as a reaction to illness. Some examples of rashes include:
- Drug rash
- Heat rash
If you think you have any of these types of rashes, speak with your dermatologist for relief and treatment as soon as possible.
What causes a rash?
Some rashes occur because your skin is having an allergic reaction to certain fabrics, chemicals, or materials. Changing detergents, body soap, or environments may cause a reaction that includes a rash. Some medications cause rashes as a side effect or an allergic reaction.
Other rashes result from overly dry skin, contact with very cold air, or contact with something abrasive to your skin. In some cases, a rash is a sign of a bigger problem within your body. Rashes can be a symptom of diseases such as shingles, Lyme disease, or a fungal infection.
Your Specialists in Dermatology provider can perform a test of your skin to help determine the cause of your rash and the treatment most likely to reduce itchiness and irritation.
How are rashes treated?
After determining the type and cause of your rash, your dermatologist at Specialists in Dermatology explains the treatment options, which may include anti-itch creams or lotion, prescription medication, or an antihistamine.
If eczema or psoriasis are the cause of your rash, your dermatologist may recommend avoiding skin irritants and changing your diet as well as using fragrance-free moisturizers.
Concern over a newly developed rash is common but not all rashes are the same. If you have a difficult or unexplained rash, schedule an appointment by calling the Specialists in Dermatology office nearest you.