Rashes

Integrated Dermatology of Clinton

Dermatologists located in Clinton, CT

Developing a rash can be an indicator of an allergy, bug bite, or chronic skin abnormality (like psoriasis), to name a few. Because a rash is never something you should ignore, have it evaluated by the board-certified team of physicians at Integrated Dermatology of Clinton. You can book your rash exam at this Clinton, Connecticut-based practice by requesting an appointment online or by calling the office to speak with a team member.

Rashes Q & A

What causes rashes?

Rashes develop because of abnormal changes in your body or because you exposed your skin to something irritating. They aren’t typically a condition themselves; rashes form as a side effect of something else. Some of the most common causes of rashes include:

  • Fungal infection, like athlete’s foot
  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Extreme heat (heat rash)
  • Parasites, like scabies
  • Allergic reaction
  • Poison ivy
  • Medications

In some cases, rashes can even be a side effect of an ongoing skin problem, like rosacea, eczema (atopic dermatitis), or psoriasis.

When should I see a doctor for a rash?

Because rashes are clear indicators that something is awry in your body, it’s important to schedule an evaluation at Integrated Dermatology of Clinton as soon as your rash starts. Though most rashes aren’t dangerous, you need to find out what caused it and treat the underlying condition. It’s important to see a doctor if your rash is:

  • Causing severe itching
  • Getting worse or not improving
  • Associated with allergic reaction symptoms, like hives
  • Continuing to come back or spreading to other parts of your body

If you scratch your rashes, or if they start damaging your skin, you could be left with unsightly scars. Before your rashes start causing permanent damage, see how the expert practitioners at Integrated Dermatology of Clinton can help.

How are rashes treated?

Designing your rash treatment plan begins with a comprehensive diagnostic process. Your dermatologist may request a blood draw to better help them analyze your health and find the cause of your rash. Depending on the outcome of your exam and any necessary lab work, your rash treatment plan from Integrated Dermatology of Clinton may include:

  • Prescription-strength anti-itch creams
  • Oral antihistamine medications
  • Specialized moisturizers
  • Antifungal medications

Rest assured, no matter how minor or how major your rash may be, your dedicated dermatologist at Integrated Dermatology of Clinton works diligently to find the cause and get you started on treatment right away.

If you have a rash, book an exam at Integrated Dermatology of Clinton right away to get started on treatment. Request an appointment online, or call the office directly.