Urgent Care for Skin Rashes
A rash is any area of the skin that is irritated or swollen, resulting in a visible redness or raising of the skin. Though they are often acute in nature, skin rashes can sometimes be indicative of a chronic issue such as eczema. Rashes may either be painful or completely pain-free depending upon the cause. They may be itchy or not itchy.
What Causes Skin Rashes?
While rashes can vary in terms of causation, there are a handful of common factors that tend to result in changes of the epidermis in adults. Heat rash, for example, is extremely common and often results from sweat ducts getting clogged in hot weather, while plants such as poison ivy and sumac can result in rashes simply due to contact. Chemicals can also cause rash, as can more chronic conditions such as eczema.
What are the Symptoms of Skin Rashes?
While symptoms can vary from one type of rash to another, the following are some of the more common
- Raised or “Bumpy” Skin
If rash is accompanied by fever or extreme pain, medical attention should be sought immediately.
Diagnosing and Treatment of Skin Rashes
A rash that does not go away or lasts for more than a few days should always be diagnosed by a medical professional via physical examination. Further testing may be considered to confirm suspicions. Treatment of skin rashes depends upon the underlying cause and may include prescription creams, ointments or corticosteroid pills.
Diaper rash is common in young children. Rash may form in school aged children due to ringworm or in adolescents as a result of acne. Antihistamine medications may be prescribed to help prevent scratching and itching.
Do You Have a Skin Rash? Visit a ConvenientMD Location in NH, ME or MA Today!
While skin rashes are relatively common, they can be indicative of a larger problem and should never go fully ignored. At ConvenientMD, we see rashes of all different kinds and regularly create effective treatment plans for our patients. Not sure what’s causing your rash? We can determine the root of the problem and get you feeling better in no time.
Don’t let a strange rash cause unnecessary anxiety―we’re open seven days a week, so just stop into one of our clinics in Maine, New Hampshire or Massachusetts without ever needing an appointment.