Diagnosing and Treating Rashes

There are a wide variety of skin rashes and all of them are treated differently, so it’s important to know which rash you may have. Some of the most common rashes we see are:

  • Poison ivy/oak
  • Eczema
  • Lyme disease
  • Bug/Spider bites
  • Hives
  • Diaper rash
  • Tinea

Rashes can also occur as part of a viral infection and in some cases, bacterial infections. Before your visit, think about what may have encouraged the rash to start in the first place. The cause of the rash and your recent history will be very helpful in making an accurate diagnosis.

It’s important to keep your rash clean and try your best not to scratch or touch the involved area. You and your provider can help determine the severity of your rash, what type it is and what kind of treatment is needed.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your provider will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for the rash is different depending on the severity and type.

Premier Dermatology is happy to offer Telemedicine appointments to help diagnose and treat skin rashes from the comfort of your home using your computer, phone or tablet!

To schedule and appointment please call (845) 451-7272, or use the appointment request link below: