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Rashes

Rashes are patches of skin that are abnormal in color or texture and can look bumpy, scaly, or swollen.

What is it?

Typical signs of a skin rash include changes in skin color, texture, or sensation, which may also involve discomfort or inflammation. Skin rashes are linked to numerous conditions like chickenpox, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm and shingles. Rashes can also be provoked by triggers such as stress, anxiety, fear or traumatic incidents. Some patients experience rashes from environmental influences like air pollution, dietary carcinogens, pesticides, lead and even extended exposure to computer screens. Recently, certain patients have reported rashes as a symptom of coronavirus infection.


The American Academy of Dermatology Association advises seeking professional help from a certified dermatologist if you notice:


  • A rash that covers a significant portion of your body.
  • A rash that leads to blisters, open sores, or raw skin.
  • Fever or sickness accompanied by a rash.
  • A quickly spreading rash.
  • A rash that causes pain.
  • A rash that affects the eyes, lips, mouth, or genital area.

If you need help with a rash, come see us at one of our offices in Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Elkins, Hurricane, Morgantown, Parkersburg, South Charleston and Wheeling, West Virginia; in Waynesburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania or in Marietta, Ohio.


How is it treated?

The treatment strategy we use hinges on the type or root cause of the skin rash. Depending on the cause, the Mountain State Dermatology team can prescribe medicinal creams, topical anti-itch lotions including hydrocortisone, moisturizers, topical anti-fungal creams, oral medications or oral antihistamines. For some rashes, implement light therapy can be an effective way to manage symptoms.


While certain rashes may cause more discomfort than actual harm, some could indicate a more serious health issue. If your rash requires professional care, our dermatologists are here to help create a treatment plan that best suits you and your skin care needs.

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