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.
- 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:
- The rash is all over the body.
- If you have a fever with the rash, you should present to the emergency room.
- The rash is sudden and spreads quickly.
- The rash is painful.
- The rash is infected.
- The rash begins to blister.