Almost everyone is affected by a rash sometime in their life. They can often be itchy, painful, or unsightly. If you have a rash that will not resolve or a persistent itch, the skincare experts at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center are able to help. Request an appointment online or call us today to get started on a path to clear skin.
What is a rash?
Rashes can affect anyone at any stage of their life. Many things can cause dry and itchy skin. Rashes need to be evaluated by a professional if they do not resolve with good skin care or over-the-counter topical steroids.
Some common rashes include:
Dermatologists are skin care experts who can help diagnose and treat a variety of rashes in all age groups from infants to senior citizens.
How are rashes treated?
Rashes that do not resolve with simple care such as over-the-counter steroids, need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. Although most rashes are mild and resolve on their own with a few medications, some are much more dangerous or even life-threatening. The first step to diagnosing a rash is an accurate and complete skin exam done by a trained professional. For difficult rashes, a skin biopsy is often performed to have the tissue studied under a microscope in a laboratory.
What should be done if I have a rash?
If you have a rash that is not resolving with over-the-counter treatments, it probably need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. When treated early, it is easier to resolve rashes quickly before they become a bigger issue.
The skin experts at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center will be able to help you with any rash and will come up with an effective, personalized treatment plan. Call us today or request an appointment online.