Rashes

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions.

 

Rashes can be a symptom for other skin problems. The most prevalent of these are:

  • Atopic Dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.

  • Bacterial Infections, such as impetigo.

  • Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen.

  • Chronic skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.

  • Fungal Infections, such as ringworm and yeast infection.

  • Viral Infections, such as shingles.

 

A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, liver disease, kidney disease or some types of cancers. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a few weeks, make an appointment to see one of our dermatologists to have it properly diagnosed and treated.

Harmonie Medical 

902 Ponder Place Court

Evans, GA 30809

Phone: 706-364-3223

Fax: 706-364-4918

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