Almost everyone is affected by a rash sometime in their life. This can often be itchy, painful, or unsightly. If you have a rash that will not resolve or a persistent itch, the skincare experts in Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center are able to help. Make an appointment online now or call us today to it 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:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Shingles
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Scabies
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Cellulitis
  • Lupus
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm)
  • Drug Eruption
  • Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides)
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Heat Rash (miliaria)

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 come out rashes are easier to resolve quickly.

The skin experts at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center

will be able to help you with any rash and come up with an effective, personalized treatment plan.

Call us today or make an appointment online now.

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