When To Get Treatment For A Rash

Red patches, blusters, or small bumps on the skin are signs of a rash. Rashes can develop for several reasons, such as a bacterial or viral infection. While some rashes can be treated with over-the-counter products, it is important to know when to seek professional treatment. Dr. Adam Pritzker, the skilled dermatologist at Savannah Dermatology Clinic in Savannah, GA, provides rash treatment. 

Causes of Rashes 

Rashes can be caused by several factors. In some cases, a rash could be the result of an allergic reaction. Some common causes of rashes include:

  • Fungal infections (ringworm and yeast infections) 
  • Viral infections (shingles)
  • Bacterial infections (impetigo)
  • Atopic or contact dermatitis (eczema)
  • Chronic skin problems (psoriasis, acne, or seborrheic dermatitis)

A rash can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires separate treatment. Treating the primary condition often alleviates various symptoms, including rashes. Some conditions that can cause rashes to appear on the skin include Lyme disease, liver disease, kidney disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, and certain types of cancers. 

When to See a Doctor

Some rashes can be successfully treated at home using over-the-counter products, such as antihistamines and anti-itch lotions or creams. However, it is important to know when to seek professional medical treatment for a rash. See the dermatologist at our office in Savannah, GA, for rash treatment if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • The rash is painful
  • The rash is beginning to blister
  • The rash covers most or all of the body
  • The rash develops suddenly and spreads quickly (often due to an allergy)
  • Infection has set in, as indicated by pain, warmth, swelling, or crusting
  • The rash is accompanied by a fever
  • Rash persists for several weeks

Rash Treatments

There are several ways to treat rashes. The right treatment often depends on the cause and severity of the rash. Treatment options include oral antihistamines, prescription anti-itch ointments, injectable medications, and laser therapy. Our knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist can develop an individualized treatment plan to clear up the rash and provide relief from itchiness or other symptoms. 

If you have developed a rash that is accompanied by fever, blistering, infection, or other symptoms, see a dermatologist right away. For rash treatment in Savannah, GA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pritzker by calling Savannah Dermatology Clinic at (912) 352-8974.

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