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:
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.