Rashes Treatment

Providing Expert Medical Care For The Troublesome Skin Rashes

If you or your child are stuck in the itch-and-scratch puzzle due to a persistent rash, you might consider visiting a healthcare provider. 

But you can’t decide whether to visit a nearby urgent care facility or let the symptoms settle on their own.

Feeling a bit lost? Let’s clear the fog right now. If you have been dealing with a persistent rash for a day or two and can’t understand the underlying cause, you can visit Family Urgent Care without any delay. 

Our healthcare providers and doctors will help you find out the cause and prescribe the necessary medicines after evaluating your symptoms. You can either walk into the clinic directly or schedule a prior appointment with us.

Some Common Skin Infections & Rash Symptoms

There are a wide variety of skin problems that occur due to viral, bacterial or fungal pathogens. However, all infections are linked to a one common symptom which is rash and itchiness.

You might also experience other symptoms along with rash, such as

  • Blisters boils or lesions
  • Itchiness, redness or scaly skin
  • Pain, irritation and feeling of discomfort
  • Muscle aches or fever
 

Note that symptoms can vary from person to person and may depend on the type of pathogen causing the infection. So, if you suffer from any skin problem accompanied by a rash, don’t wait to see a provider; visit an urgent care clinic nearby.

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Types Of Common Infections That Lead To Skin Rashes

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema is prevalent in both adults and children. In the US alone, almost 31.6 million people suffer from eczema. One of the common symptoms of eczema is dry, cracked skin with rash and itchiness. 

Contact Dermatitis

It is one of the types of eczema triggered by contact with specific chemicals or irritants that cause allergic reactions. Such irritants include cleaning detergents and nickel in jewellery, belts, plants, or fabrics. The hallmark of this type of dermatitis is fluid-filled blisters accompanied by a rash. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis

It is a common skin condition that is sometimes called scalp eczema. In this type of eczema, the fungus can grow in multiple oily areas such as the scalp, face, upper chest and back. The common symptoms are scaly patches, redness, itching, dandruff or hair loss.

Hives (Urticaria)

Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised red or pink patches, bumps, or blotchy areas of skin that can appear on any part of the body. Mild symptoms might wear off in a day or two, but if you experience a persistent full-body rash or any other concerning symptoms, you need to visit a healthcare provider immediately. 

Athlete’s foot, Jock Itch, Ringworm

These fungal infections belong to the category of tinea, which involves fungi that grow in warm, dry, and humid areas. The characteristic symptoms of these fungal infections are rash, itchiness and persistent discomfort in the affected areas.

How Can Family Urgent Care Doctor Help You In Treating Rash?

Once you visit our clinic in Indiana or Illinois, our urgent care doctor will assess your symptoms and identify the underlying cause of your skin rash, redness, or itchiness. 

We have well-trained and experienced healthcare providers who can identify different types of rashes and determine the underlying cause. They will review your medical history, ask you about recent exposures and order any necessary tests to make an accurate diagnosis.

According to your condition, the doctor will recommend appropriate medicines such as topical over-the-counter or prescription creams, ointments, lotions or oral medications to relieve your symptoms. However, if your rash is severe and needs specialized medical attention, you might be referred to a dermatologist for further evaluation.

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