Skin Rash

General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Reno, NV
Skin Rash

Skin Rash services offered in Reno, NV

If you experience a skin rash, determining the cause is the first step in finding lasting relief. The board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners at Integrated Dermatology of Reno in Reno, Nevada, have the training and experience needed to diagnose and treat all kinds of skin rashes, getting you back to a clear complexion as swiftly as possible. Book your visit online or over the phone today to get started.

Skin Rash Q&A

What does a skin rash look like?

A skin rash can take on a number of different appearances. Most rashes are the result of skin inflammation, and they usually create changes in the color or texture of your skin. 

A rash can be confined to a very small area of skin, or it can be present across large parts of your body. Some rashes are linked to a specific triggering factor, while others come and go. 

Many types of rash quickly improve with little or no treatment. However, if you are bothered by the appearance of a rash or have other symptoms like itching, burning, or oozing, schedule a visit at Integrated Dermatology of Reno to determine the type of rash and begin treatment. 

What are some common causes of skin rash?

Many different things can cause a rash. Some of those factors are in your control, while others aren’t. A few of the issues that can bring about skin rash include:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Granuloma annulare (a rash in a ring pattern)
  • Lichen planus (a rash of purple, flat-topped bumps)
  • Dermatitis
  • Insect bites
  • Ringworm
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease)

These are just some of the conditions that can lead to skin rash. Coming in for a diagnostic exam is the best way to determine the type of rash you’re experiencing. 

Are there treatments that can help with skin rash?

Once your practitioner knows the cause of your rash, they develop a customized treatment plan to meet your specific set of needs. In many cases, topical medications are the first treatment suggestion. These creams and ointments deliver medication to the outermost layers of your skin to soothe irritation and reduce inflammation.

In some cases, oral medications are a good option for addressing a rash. Some antibiotics can help if an infection causes your rash. Other drugs help reduce inflammation or control your immune response.

Light therapy can also be a good way to treat skin rash. Exposure to carefully controlled wavelengths of light can trigger positive changes in the deeper layers of your skin.

It often takes a combination of treatments to resolve a skin rash and keep your skin clear. Be patient as you move through the treatment process, and rest assured you have the support and guidance of the Integrated Dermatology of Reno. 

When you’re ready to begin, call or click to schedule your face-to-face visit.