What Causes Rashes?
Rashes can be caused by a variety of factors, as there are many different types of rashes. A rash can be caused by:
- Allergic reactions
- Autoimmune disease
- Genetic conditions
- Viral, bacterial, or fungal infections
- Insect bites
- Medication side effects
What Types of Rashes Are There?
There are many types of rashes. Some of the most common include:
- Dermatitis (allergic vs. irritant contact)
- Insect bites
- Infections like impetigo, shingles, or ringworm
How Can I Treat Rashes?
The correct treatment for your rash will depend on its cause and associated symptoms. Oftentimes, the rash can be diagnosed on sight by your dermatologist, but sometimes additional testing such as labs or skin biopsy may be necessary to assist with the diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis has been determined, your dermatologist will recommend treatment options which may include:
- Topical medications including corticosteroids
- Light therapy
- An oral medication, such as antibiotics or steroids
- Oral antihistamines
- Other systemic medications
Schedule an Appointment
Without understanding the exact type of rash you have, it is incredibly difficult to treat the rash. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist who can diagnose your rash and establish an effective treatment plan customized to your specific situation and treatment goals.
To schedule an appointment at Arlington Dermatology, please call our office or contact us through our online form.