Rashes are among the trickiest skin conditions to manage as there are multiple types that respond to different kinds of treatments. Skin inflammation or a varied color or texture are among the most common symptoms of a skin rash and can be also associated with itching, discomfort, and flare-ups. At Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we can help you address your skin rash and manage your symptoms through physician-directed prescriptions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take back control of your skin’s health and appearance!
What are the Most Common Types of Skin Rashes?
Eczema is the most common type describing numerous different conditions where the skin gets red, inflamed, itchy, and scaly. This is not a contagious condition but can cause chronic discomfort and self-consciousness for those who experience it.
Causes of Atopic Eczema
The causes of this common rash are yet to be fully understood by the medical community. While allergies and heredity are thought to be factors in developing common skin rashes, stress and other external factors such as detergents, soaps, and household cleaners may also cause flare-ups. During your consultation, we will help you determine what may be causing your rashes and discuss what you can do to help maintain the health of your skin.
Atopic Eczema Symptoms
When it comes to skin rashes, symptoms can be different for everyone. For adults, skin rashes occur on the elbows and hands frequently but can also develop at the back of knees and the inside of elbows. For the children, it is often seen on the elbows, face, knees, scalp, and neck. Symptoms and signs of atopic eczema include:
- Skin redness
- Scaly, dry, or crusted skin that might become leathery or thick from prolonged scratching.
- Infection increased in the areas where the skin is broken.
Facts about Skin Rash
- The most common types of rashes include hives, poison ivy, athletic foot, and eczema.
- Rash has no specific type of diagnosis. However, it refers to numerous skin discoloration or inflammation that distorts the normal appearance of the skin.
- While there are multiple over-the-counter treatments for skin rashes, these are not physician-prescribed and can potentially make your rash worse.
- If your rashes last more than a week, you should consider visiting one of our multiple locations in Los Alamitos and surrounding areas for proper diagnosis and treatment
Contact Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your skin rashes diagnosed and treated today!