Rashes

Rashes

Rashes services offered in Lansdale, PA

Rashes are extremely common, with nearly everyone experiencing bumpy, red, and itchy skin at some point. But, when you have persistent rashes due to a skin disorder like eczema, you need to take action fast and that’s when the team at Allan Mineroff, MD, PC, including Allan Mineroff, MD, Kristen Foering, MD, MTR, and Erin Santa, MD, FAAD, can come in to help in the Lansdale, Pennsylvania, office. Get expert help for your rashes by calling the office or clicking on the online booking feature now. 

Rashes Q & A

What symptoms do rashes cause?

Rashes occur in many different forms, so the symptoms may vary. A few of the most common issues you may encounter with a rash are:

  • Skin bumps
  • Itchy skin
  • Rough skin
  • Blotchy skin
  • Dry skin
  • Scaly skin
  • Skin redness
  • Skin-colored welts that appear and vanish within a few hours (hives)
  • Painful lesions

If you rub or scratch a rash, it complicates the issue, often breaking the skin. This can then lead to oozing or bleeding wounds and infection

What causes rashes?

Some of the most common causes of rashes are:

  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Allergens like latex or ingredients in beauty products
  • Heat
  • Autoimmune diseases like lupus and psoriasis
  • Medications
  • Infections (bacterial, viral, or fungal)
  • Some rare cancers

The cause of a rash isn’t always obvious. However, the Allan Mineroff, MD, PC team can examine your rash up close, review your medical history, and analyze your symptoms to find the root cause of your issues so they can prescribe the ideal treatment.

When should I seek treatment for a rash?

If you have ongoing rash symptoms or have frequent rashes, it’s time to get help. Symptoms like a full-body rash, associated fever, blisters, quickly-spreading rash, painful rash, or a rash that seeps yellowish or greenish fluid require immediate medical attention. 

Until you see the Allan Mineroff, MD, PC team, treat your skin very gently. Avoid scratching or rubbing, hot water, sun exposure, harsh chemicals, and any other activity or product that might worsen your rash. 

How are rashes treated?

Rashes need to be evaluated before treatment is begun. Many times, rashes can be treated with topical creams. The creams mayYou have potent ingredients such as corticosteroids, which rapidly reduce inflammation so your skin can start the healing process. 

The Allan Mineroff, MD, PC team also recommends lifestyle changes that may minimize your chances of recurrent rashes. 

There are new systemic (whole-body) treatments for eczema and other causes of recurrent rashes as well. These treatments involve either oral medication or injections that help your body heal more effectively and control the rash.. This, in turn, eases the discomfort the rash causes. 

Rashes can be miserable at any age, and the Allan Mineroff, MD, PC team understands the frustration. They offer the most effective rash treatments to help you or your child get fast relief. Book your appointment by calling the office or clicking on the online scheduling tool now.

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