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The term “rash” does not refer to a specific condition, but to a variety of skin eruptions that can be caused by various physiological and environmental sources. Rashes affect almost everyone at some time in their life. Depending on the type of rash, its location and the type of treatment, a rash may last a few days or a few months. Here are descriptions of a few of the more common rashes:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis – This is the most common rash affecting adults. It usually appears on various parts of the head.
  • Atopic dermatitis – Commonly known as eczema, atopic dermatitis is characterized by inflamed, itchy skin. Atopic dermatitis may appear anywhere on the body, though it is most often found on the face, trunk, and limbs.
  • Contact dermatitis – Refers to a rash caused by physical contact with an allergen such as a chemical or a plant such as poison ivy. Rashes due to contact dermatitis tend to produce greater symptoms of itchiness.
  • Heat rash – Caused by an interruption in the flow of perspiration.
  • Psoriasis – Caused by the abnormal accumulation of dead skin cells.
  • Ringworm – A contagious rash that starts as a red ring on the skin and grows outward.

At the California Dermatology Institute, our dermatology providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of rashes. We understand that rashes can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and cause significant distress, and we are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate care.

The treatment for rashes depends on the underlying cause. Our dermatology providers will conduct a thorough evaluation of your rash, including a medical history review and possibly conducting tests or biopsies, to identify the root cause.

Treatment options for rashes may include topical medications, oral medications, antihistamines, or lifestyle modifications to avoid triggers or irritants.

Our team will also provide guidance on proper skincare routines, including gentle cleansing and moisturizing techniques, to help soothe and manage your rash effectively.

If you are experiencing a rash, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at the California Dermatology Institute. Our experienced dermatology providers will provide a comprehensive evaluation, determine the underlying cause, and develop a tailored treatment plan to help you find relief and improve your skin health.

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