Dealing With Rashes
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to an uncomfortable change in the color, texture or appearance of the skin. It can appear as a red patch, small bumps or blisters. It may itch or irritate. Many rashes are mild and can be treated effectively with topical medications.
However, rashes can be a symptom for more significant skin problems requiring expert care. The more prevalent of these are:
- Allergic reactions such as reactions to medications
- 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 also be a sign of a more serious illness. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a short time, make an appointment to see one of our providers to have it properly diagnosed and treated.
Want more information about treatment for rashes from Atlanta Center For Dermatologic Diseases? Contact our office to learn more.