Rash services offered in Huntington Beach, CA

Most people develop a skin rash at some point. If you have a condition like eczema, your rashes may be more frequent. At California Dermatology Physicians, board-certified dermatologists Joseph Sedrak, MD, and Laura Cohen, MD, can diagnose and treat many types of acute and chronic skin rashes. The providers use evidence-based treatments to ease rash symptoms and prevent skin damage. They also make skin care recommendations to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Call the Huntington Beach, California, office to schedule a rash consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is a rash?

A rash is an acute condition that causes inflammation, redness, and bumps on your skin. These issues can make your skin itchy or painful and can also spread to other areas of your body.

A common cause of skin rashes is allergies. If you get an insect bite or come into contact with allergens in your environment, you can experience itching, pain, and other rash symptoms. 

Skin rashes can also develop due to:

  • Irritants
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Infections

Some skin issues can cause occasional rashes that go away within a few days. Conditions like eczema can cause recurrent rash flare-ups or severe symptoms that require medical attention.

California Dermatology Physicians provides comprehensive diagnostic testing and personalized treatment services to address a variety of acute and chronic skin rashes.

When should I seek medical treatment for a rash?

You should schedule a consultation with California Dermatology Physicians if you develop a rash that you can treat with over-the-counter topical or oral medications. Symptoms of a rash can include:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Flaky skin or scales

You can also develop welts (hives) that are itchy or painful due to a skin rash.

The dermatologists offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to identify your type of rash and its cause. Your evaluation may include a physical exam, blood tests, or allergy tests. The providers may also take a sample of your skin (biopsy) for further examination under a microscope.

How is a rash treated?

Your treatment plan for a rash depends on its cause and severity. California Dermatology Physicians uses evidence-based treatments to ease pain and other uncomfortable rash symptoms.

Available treatments include:

  • Steroids
  • Allergy medications
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Topical creams or lotions

It’s important that you don’t scratch your skin because it can cause permanent damage to your skin and increase your risk for infection. The providers can recommend skin care products to cleanse and moisturize dry, irritated skin.

You may also benefit from specialized creams and other products from Klēnskin that can prevent recurrent rash flare-ups if you have psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin condition. 

Call the California Dermatology Physicians office to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a skin rash or book an appointment online today.

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