Allergy and Clinical Immunology Medical Group
Allergy & Immunology located in Santa Monica, CA
Noticeable changes to your skin’s health may be an indication that something else is wrong. At Allergy and Immunology Medical Group in Santa Monica, California, experienced allergist Bernard Geller, MD, Ph.D., and Sanny Chan, MD, Ph.D. creates custom treatment plans to address the cause of your skin rash and alleviate your symptoms. With on-site diagnostics and comprehensive treatments, skilled physicians can provide fast, accurate results to improve your skin’s health. Contact Allergy and Immunology Medical Group online or by phone today to schedule a skin rash evaluation.
What causes a skin rash?
A skin rash is a condition where one or more areas of your skin become swollen, itchy, or painful. The cause of a rash can vary, with many rashes developing as a side effect of an underlying medical condition. You can also develop skin rashes due to an allergy, such as exposure to poison ivy or an insect bite.
While some skin rashes go away on their own, a rash that lasts several days or gets worse needs a medical evaluation from Dr. Geller and Dr. Chan.
What are the common types of skin rashes?
There are a variety of rashes that can develop on your skin due to allergies or underlying medical conditions. Some of the most common types of rashes include:
Hives are red, itchy bumps that develop quickly and can spread all over your body, usually due to stress or an allergic reaction.
Psoriasis is a rash that causes scaly bumps to form on your skin, resulting in skin flaking, itching, and irritation.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Atopic dermatitis causes dry, itchy skin that forms most often on your face, elbows, and knees and can leak clear fluids.
Seborrheic dermatitis produces red, scaly, itchy skin. It occurs primarily in the scalp, but can also affect the forehead, cheeks, and forehead.
Contact dermatitis develops when you make contact with an allergen, such as poison ivy, that causes itchy skin that oozes fluid.
What treatments are available for skin rashes?
It’s important that you seek treatment for any skin rash, especially if it develops all over your body and causes pain. If your rash is accompanied by fever, you should seek emergency medical care at the nearest emergency room or contact Dr. Geller and Dr. Chan as soon as possible.
Depending on the severity of your skin rash, Dr. Geller and Dr. Chan create a custom treatment plan to address your rash and associated symptoms. For many types of rashes, including atopic and contact dermatitis, topical or oral medications can help clear the rash and protect your skin’s health.
If a rash is the result of an allergy or other underlying condition, Dr. Geller and Dr. Chan address the root cause of your rash. The doctor may recommend allergy medications and proper skin care to prevent the return of a rash.
To learn more about treatments for skin rashes, call Allergy and Clinical Immunology Medical Group or book an appointment online today.
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