Skin Rashes

Skin Rashes

Skin Rashes services offered in Boca Raton, FL

When you have an unexplained rash that causes itching, bumps, or normal skin color, it requires professional care. At Integrated Dermatology of East Boca in Boca Raton, Florida, double board-certified dermatologist Alecia Folkes DO, FAAD, FAOCD, provides the diagnostic testing necessary to determine the cause of your rash and the appropriate treatment. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment if you have a skin rash that needs evaluation.

What causes skin rashes?

Many different things can lead to a skin rash, so it’s hard to know the cause without a dermatological evaluation. Rashes may be painful or itch and cause irregularities in texture and color. 

Rashes can also present with welts, blisters, or pimples. They can look like areas of dry skin or be scaly and crusty. 

Some of the most common types of skin rashes include: 

  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis

You may develop a rash in response to an insect bite, heat, allergies, immune system problems, medications, soaps, and chemicals. 

When do I need dermatological help for skin rashes?

Sometimes rashes are minor and go away on their own, never reappearing. But, if you have a rash that develops quickly, spreads fast, and/or covers a large area of your body, call Integrated Dermatology of East Boca right away. If you have a skin rash that persists for more than a few days, worsens, or recurs often, you should also seek care. 

Any skin rash that is painful, hot to the touch, or doesn’t get better with at-home remedies also needs attention. 

How do you treat skin rashes?

Treatment depends on the cause of the rash. Dr. Folkes determines the cause by examining the features of the rash, running allergy tests, and asking about possible triggers, like new soaps. She also considers your family and personal history to determine the cause. 

In some cases, skin rashes clear up fairly quickly in response to over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream, lotions, cooling baths, or oral antihistamines. Dr. Folkes may also recommend a prescription steroid cream for care. 

Rashes caused by conditions like psoriasis or eczema need medical management. Dr. Folkes works with you to find topical or oral treatments to minimize outbreaks. She can also help you with ways to ease symptoms when a flare-up does occur. 

Laser treatments and light therapy are possible treatments for rashes caused by rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. 

Get the care you need to clear up skin rashes today. Call Integrated Dermatology of East Boca or use this website to schedule your appointment online.