Skin Rash Treatment in the Keys
What is a rash?
A skin rash, also sometimes referred to as atopic dermatitis, is the general term used to describe redness, discoloration, itchiness, pain or other uncomfortable symptoms that are triggered by certain skin diseases, skin irritants, or skin allergies. Most skin rashes occur on the limbs in small, visible patches. People who suffer from skin diseases, like eczema or psoriasis, are more likely to experience rashes. At Pruett Dermatology in Florida, we offer comprehensive skincare services including diagnostic testing for skin rashes. We take a personalized approach to treating your skin condition and always offer tailored treatment plans designed to address your individual needs and concerns.
What causes a skin irritation or rash?
A rash, or a skin irritation resembling a rash, can occur for a wide range of reasons, which may include:
- Skin diseases
- Certain medications or drugs
- Excessive heat exposure
- Certain body creams and lotions
- Certain fragrances or body sprays
- Genetic predisposition
- Poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac
When should I visit a doctor for a rash?
It’s important to speak with a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Pruett, if you experience any of the below symptoms of a rash, or a rash that is recurring or does not resolve on its own:
- Patches of redness
- Scaly skin
- Red, purple, or blue dots
Always seek medical advice as soon as possible if you suffer from a rash that is accompanied by other serious symptoms, such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Neck pain or stiffness
How is the underlying cause of a skin rash diagnosed?
At Pruett Dermatology, we specialize in diagnosing the full range of skin diseases and conditions, taking every proactive step necessary to rule out a serious problem like skin cancer. We conduct comprehensive skin evaluations, which might include lab testing when necessary, to pinpoint the exact condition that is causing your rash. Depending on your particular symptoms and past medical history, our skincare specialists will develop a personalized plan to diagnose and treat your condition.
What are the best skin rash treatment options?
At Pruett Dermatology, we provide treatment for the full spectrum of skin problems, from mild skin allergies to severe and chronic skin conditions – and even skin cancer. Because rashes may indicate a number of different skin problems, treatment options will vary. Depending on the condition you are suffering from, the skin specialists at Pruett Dermatology can help you move forward with a custom treatment plan that addresses all of your skin’s needs and your individual concerns.
Some of the most common treatments that are utilized to manage skin conditions involving rashes may include:
- Prescription creams
- Prescription medications
In other cases, a rash could indicate a more serious condition like skin cancer. In these cases, we offer the most sophisticated and least invasive surgical options for skin cancer, including Mohs micrographic surgery and cryosurgery.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a skin rash, visit Pruett Dermatology. Dr. Pruett is an experienced, board-certified skin doctor and dermatologic surgeon who has been serving the Florida Keys community for over 25 years. At Pruett Dermatology, we treat a wide variety of skin problems and care for every individual patient with a personal touch. Visit our warm and welcoming office today or schedule an appointment by calling 305.664.8828 or fill out the form on this page.