Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches

Dermatologists servicing the areas of Atlantis, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Trinity, FL, Wellington, FL & West Palm Beach, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Odessa, FL, Lutz, FL, Land O'Lakes, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, & Tampa, FL

Although most skin rashes are non-life-threatening, they sometimes indicate a more serious condition. At Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Atlantis, Wellington, Delray Beach, and Trinity, Florida, the team of dermatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of rashes and skin conditions. If you have a rash, make an appointment by calling any of the offices or scheduling online today.

Rashes Q & A

What is a rash?

A rash is any type of inflammation or discoloration of your skin. Rashes can be itchy, red, and scaly, or look like welts or blisters. 

Some rashes may go away on their own or with the use of over-the-counter topical ointments. However, it’s best to see the team at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches for a thorough diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan before you apply any substances to your rash.

What are some causes of rashes?

Rashes commonly occur in the form of psoriasis, eczema, seborrhea, or hives. Contact dermatitis is a rash caused by a chemical or a substance that comes in contact with your skin and creates an allergic reaction. 

Examples of contact dermatitis include poison ivy, poison oak, or a reaction to nickel, a metal commonly found in costume jewelry. Other common substances include: 

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Shampoos
  • Perfumes
  • Cosmetics
  • Lotions

Some rashes might appear as an allergic reaction after eating certain foods. Infections can also cause rashes as a result of a fungus, bacteria, parasite, or a virus. In some cases, rashes may be caused by a more serious internal disease. 

If your rash persists, see the team at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches for a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan.

How are rashes treated?

The team at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches offers several treatment options depending on the type of rash you have. Your treatment may include:

  • Topical antibiotics or antifungals
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors, immunomodulators, and non-steroidal
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Oral corticosteroids

After a careful examination and evaluation, your dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches determines the best course of treatment for your particular rash symptoms. 

If you’ve been suffering from a rash or skin condition, call the office today or request a consultation online and take the first step toward healing your skin.