Rashes

The Basics

To an untrained eye, a rash is a rash and it seems as though any rash can be treated with an over-the-counter anti-itch, hydrocortisone, anti-fungal cream, or oral anti-histamines. However, rashes are not as simple as they may seem. While most rashes are not life threatening, some can be more serious and should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist.

What to Expect

  • Depending on the rash, it may require an in-office skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Our Recommendations

  • If your rash has any of the following symptoms, please call the office to be seen or if the office is closed, present to nearest Emergency Room:
  1. The rash is all over the body.
  2. If you have a fever with the rash, you should present to the emergency room.
  3. The rash is sudden and spreads quickly.
  4. The rash is painful.
  5. The rash is infected.
  6. The rash begins to blister.

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