As the cause of rashes varies, it is important to have any rash appearing on your body examined by our dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. A professional evaluation will serve to ensure the rash isn’t caused by a more serious skin or body health issue.

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What is a Rash?

A rash is an irritation of the skin characterized by a change in skin texture that includes redness, itching, irritation, and inflammation. While some rashes will develop suddenly, others develop slowly over the course of several days.

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What causes Rashes to Form?

There are many types of rashes, and each type has its own unique cause.

  • Contact dermatitis is the result of coming into contact with a skin irritant producing an itchy or painful rash.
  • Eczema is a blanket term used to describe a range of skin issues that produce patches of skin which is dry, scaly, red, and itchy.
  • Granuloma annularae is a degenerative skin condition in which small red bumps form ring-like patterns over the surface of the skin. It is most often found on the hands and feet.
  • Pityriasis rosea begins with what is known as a “herald patch,” a patch on the skin which can vary in size from less than one inch to four inches in diameter that is scaly and raised. This patch is followed by a series of smaller bumps which can appear to be, scaly, raised, and itchy.
  • Lichen planus is a condition that can appear on the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes producing flat, itchy bumps with a purplish hue.

How are Rashes Treated?

Most rashes clear up relatively quickly on their own. Others, however, need treatment from a skilled dermatologist. Typical treatment methods include moisturizers, lotions, corticosteroid creams, antihistamines, or soothing baths to help alleviate symptoms.

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Charlotte, NC 28211

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Denver, NC 28037

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Forest City, NC 28043

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Gastonia, NC 28054

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Gastonia, NC 28054

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Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

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Hickory, NC 28602

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Huntersville, NC 28078

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Shelby, NC 28150

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