It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’ve ever had a rash or if you seem to get them chronically; when skin irritations are impacting how you function, it’s time to seek help. At SunWise Family Dermatology & Surgery, Jennifer LaRusso, DO, Gerard W. Stroup, PA-C, and Gina Caputo, DO, work to determine the cause of your rash and treat it accordingly. If you live in or near Middletown, Delaware, contact the office today to schedule your appointment. You can call or book easily online.
Although rashes manifest in different ways, most share standard features, including:
Rashes often referred to as dermatitis, are sometimes related to other conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Many different things can cause rashes. They may result from an allergy or contact with an irritating substance, while infections or certain medications cause others. Even heat and stress can result in rashes forming in different areas of your body.
Harsh soaps, laundry detergents, and perfumed lotions can cause rashes to appear, especially if you have sensitive skin.
The cause of your rash determines how Dr. LaRusso and Gerry treat it. In many cases, rashes disappear after removing the trigger, but in some cases, rashes need treatment to get better.
If you have a minor rash, they may recommend an at-home treatment. That could include taking an oatmeal bath or keeping the rash exposed to air as much as possible. They may also suggest changing some of your habits, including patting your body dry after showering instead of rubbing or taking warm showers instead of hot.
If your rash doesn’t respond to these treatments, you may need to see a doctor. Other times rashes need medical care are when it covers the majority of your body or appears and spreads suddenly. If your rash is accompanied by a fever or looks to be infected, contact your dermatologist.
After examining your rash, Dr. LaRusso and Gerry may recommend:
They also look for the underlying cause of your rash and address it. It’s possible that a virus or an allergy caused it.
If rashes are impacting your life, contact the skin specialists at SunWise Family Dermatology & Surgery. Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. LaRusso or Gerry today or book it online.