Any skin irritation is a rash. Though not always a serious health concern, rashes can be a symptom of an underlying disease. At Mohave Dermatology in Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Pahrump, Nevada, the team of skin experts specializes in finding the underlying cause of rashes so they can provide the most effective treatments. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today to get relief from your rash.
Rashes refer to any skin condition that causes skin irritation or swelling. They may appear as blotches, blisters, or welts. Rashes may affect one area of the skin or the entire body.
Some rashes are itchy or painful, while others are dry and scaly. Your rash may develop quickly or slowly over several days. Rashes may also disappear within a few hours or last weeks or months. You can also have recurring rashes.
You can develop a rash from any substance or condition that irritates your skin. Common causes of rashes include:
Contact dermatitis is a type of rash that develops when your skin comes in contact with an allergen or irritant. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition that causes a dry, itchy, bumpy rash.
Most rashes improve over time. However, you should schedule an appointment at Mohave Dermatology if your rash covers your entire body, causes a fever, or develops quickly and unexpectedly. The team also recommends you come in if your rash is painful or causes blisters.
You also need dermatology care for your rash if it fails to go away within a week of at-home care.
During your initial evaluation, your dermatologist closely examines your skin and may take a biopsy of your rash to confirm or rule out an underlying cause. They also review your medical history and ask about your daily routine, looking for possible irritants that might explain your rash.
The Mohave Dermatology team takes a personalized approach to care. Because rashes have so many causes, the team tailors your treatment plan based on the cause and severity of symptoms.
Treatment for rashes might include:
Suppose your dermatologist at Mohave Dermatology suspects your rash is related to an allergy. In that case, they may run additional testing to identify the allergen and design a plan that helps you limit contact with it.
To get help with your rash, call Mohave Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today.