Rashes are one of the most common causes of visits to dermatologists. Often rashes and itchy skin seem to come out of nowhere and cause embarrassment, pain, and itching – sometimes to the point of losing sleep. Anyone of any age can experience an itchy rash, and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of causes. These include everything from psoriasis and eczema, two common medical conditions, to an allergic reaction, a bug bite, or poison ivy exposure. In some cases, food or drug allergies can cause a condition known as “hives”, which are bumps that occur anywhere on the body and may cause severe itching.
Dermatologists have the training and knowledge to recognize the rash and provide an accurate diagnosis based on things like medical history and recent exposure to specific foods, medications, or even materials. Anyone who is experiencing a rash, whether the cause is known or unknown, is encouraged to contact Premier Dermatology to receive the right treatment to suit their needs.