What in the world is this rash from? Have you ever felt itchy or bumpy, and noticed you have an unidentified rash? Do you suffer from rashes periodically or on an ongoing basis? Contact dermatitis may be exactly what you have. It could be sudden in onset or appear gradually. This catch-all term type of rash only “scratches” the surface of this condition.
The cause of contact dermatitis is the result of skin exposure to an allergen or irritant. Symptoms of contact dermatitis may include a red rash, hives, or welt like blisters. Any rash can be mild or severe. At the onset of the outbreak, care should be taken to wash the area with mild soap and rinse thoroughly.
A visit to your dermatologist can definitely help. Corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone and/or antihistamines may be prescribed. Self-diagnosing and using over the counter creams and lotions could actually make the rash worse. Call today to schedule an appointment at Center For Dermatology to properly evaluate your condition. With extended hours and two convenient locations, help is just a phone call away.