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Rashes

General Dermatology & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Slidell, Madisonville and Hammond, LA and Picayune, MS

Rashes

Rashes services offered in Slidell, Madisonville and Hammond, LA and Picayune, MS

Rashes cause seemingly endless itching and irritation, which can be challenging to manage at home. With the team’s professional care for rashes at Northshore Dermatology in Slidell, Madisonville, Hammond, Louisiana, and Picayune, Mississippi, you can ease rash symptoms and soothe your skin. You can also get help avoiding rashes in the future. Call Northshore Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.

Rashes Q&A

What are rashes?

Rashes are patches of red and irritated skin. They can take on a few different features, like redness or hives, but are generally quite itchy or irritable. Your skin changes in tone and texture, often becoming thicker or darker in response to a rash.

When you notice a rash on yourself or your child, you should visit Northshore Dermatology for professional assessment and personalized care. The team examines the rash, makes note of your medical history, and asks a brief series of questions about the rash and its circumstances.

Once the team determines the cause, they can make recommendations for treatment. They also provide advice on how to soothe your skin and make it less itchy or irritated.  

What causes rashes?

Rashes can come from underlying medical conditions or as a response to irritants in your environment. Some of them are associated with allergies, while others come from irritants that cause rashes for almost everyone. 

Northshore Dermatology specializes in treating rashes from:

  • Poison ivy and other plants
  • Eczema
  • Stress
  • Irritating soaps and skin products
  • Climate changes
  • Psoriasis
  • Shingles

You can often avoid rashes by avoiding their causes, at least if you can identify them. If you have specific allergens, for example, you can take steps to remove the allergen from your environment, so it doesn’t cause a rash or other symptoms. Some rashes show up no matter how much you try to avoid them, but medical help is available.

How are rashes treated?

There are many products and medications that can treat rashes from specific or nonspecific causes. After examining your skin, the team at Northshore Dermatology can decide on the most appropriate course of treatment for your symptoms.

A care plan for a rash might entail:

  • Topical ointments and creams
  • Oral medications
  • Stress reduction
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy
  • Soothing baths
  • Moisturizers
  • Antihistamines

The team encourages you to follow your care plan closely and visit for a follow-up as the rash begins to disappear. If your symptoms get worse, be sure to call Northshore Dermatology and let the team know so they can determine your next steps. 

Call the nearest Northshore Dermatology office or schedule a treatment consultation for a rash online today.

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