Signs of a rash include redness and skin irritation. Rashes may have various underlying causes, such as
Rashes can result in symptoms of dryness, swelling, inflamed, and/or itchy skin. Some rashes may also be accompanied by pus, blisters, crust, or flakiness. Some rashes only require moisturizer or antihistamine cream to alleviate symptoms, but more serious rashes require prescription medication. It’s best to see a doctor for a diagnosis to find the appropriate treatment for you.
At GuruMD, we offer online doctor consultation and on-site walk-ins for rashes, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional. You can order prescriptions from the comfort of your home or have a doctor at our walk-in facility take a closer look. But first, here are some more details you should know about this health issue.
What Is A Rash?
A rash is a swollen or irritated part of the skin. It can be red, painful, irritated, and itchy. Some rashes can lead to blisters. Some rashes are underlying symptoms of another potential medical problem. Rashes can also be caused by an allergic reaction towards certain products, materials, food, or plants.
A common type of rash is called contact dermatitis, which leads to small bumps, redness, and itchiness after touching the poison ivy plant. Some rashes can clear up quickly, while others require long-lasting treatment. Because a variety of environmental stressors and internal health problems can cause skin irritation, it’s best to see a doctor at GuruMD for the right diagnosis.
Symptoms of A Rash
Common symptoms of rashes are:
- Oozing pus
- Peeling of the skin
Potential Causes of Rashes
If the rash has a circular shape with a clear center, it may be ringworm or Lyme disease. If you have been going to the gym, then it might be ringworm, which is caused by a fungal infection that will require antifungal medication. However, if you have been on a hiking trip or spent copious amounts of time outdoors, you might have Lyme disease. In this case, you will be prescribed a dose of antibiotics.
If an allergic reaction or dermatitis causes the rash, then the doctor will prescribe a corticosteroid or antihistamine cream. Our provider may recommend other treatment strategies like moisturizer or aloe vera ointment. If you have a fever with a rash that appears red, swollen, and painful, then the doctor will prescribe antibiotic medication for potential bacterial skin infection.
How Does GuruMD Treat Rashes?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients who suffer from one or more rashes. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, all you have to do is create an account to speak with a medical provider. Register online and then visit with a doctor right on the app.
Our board-certified professionals can interview you and assess your symptoms. The doctor will look at your rash and ask you a series of questions about the duration of the symptoms and more specifics about what you’re feeling.
Are you experiencing a rash? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.