What is that Rash?

EczemaRashes can be quite common at any time of year. Some are relatively harmless while others indicate a much larger problem. If you are ever concerned about a rash, seek care from your Yardley dermatologists. If you’re not sure whether or not to be concerned, a simple visit may alleviate some stress. Here is some common causes of a rash and what you can do about it.

Common Skin Rashes

Eczema

Eczema often appears on the skin in areas that bend such as knees and elbows. Symptoms include itchiness, scaly skin, redness, and blisters. An infection may also develop if the skin becomes broken. Your Yardley dermatologists can treat eczema with prescription medications.

Contact Dermatitis

This type of dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with an allergen and develops a reaction. It can result in blisters and itchy bumps that may go away once the allergen is removed from your environment. If your symptoms persist, contact your Yardley dermatologists for an evaluation and treatment plan.

Medication Rash

This rash is an indication of an allergic reaction to a medication. A rash that occurs as a reaction of a medication may be mild, or it could indicate a more serious allergic reaction. If you experience a rash after taking a medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Shingles

Shingles is actually a virus caused by the more commonly known chicken pox virus. Once a person contracts chickenpox, the virus lives in your system and may erupt at a later date as shingles. It appears as blisters that spread on the body and eventually break, leaving behind dry sores. Vaccinations are available to help prevent shingles and your Yardley dermatologists may be able to help alleviate the symptoms until the outbreak passes.

Psoriasis

This skin rash appears as a rough, scaly spot of skin which can be painful and itchy. Psoriasis sufferers tend to have flare-ups, some worse than others. If you experience psoriasis, talk to your Yardley dermatologists about ways to lessen or prevent flare-ups.

If you suffer from an acute or chronic skin rash, you know how uncomfortable they can be. Thankfully your dermatologists are here to help relieve the symptoms and provide treatment. The doctors and staff at Rosenman & Leventhal, PC can provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions. If you’re bothered by a rash, schedule an appointment today by calling (215) 321-3500.