What is a rash?
“Rash” is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin.
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A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, liver disease, kidney disease or some types of cancers. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a few weeks, please make an appointment with us to have it properly diagnosed and treated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to worry about my rash?
The majority of rashes are harmless and usually go away on their own within a few weeks. They can also be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines, and moisturizing lotions. If your rash lasts more than a few weeks or is not improving with over-the-counter medications, contact your dermatologist for an appointment.
If I have a rash, what other skin problems might I have?
Rashes can be a symptom for other skin problems. The most prevalent of these are:
- Atopic Dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.
- Bacterial Infections, such as impetigo.
- Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen.
- Chronic skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
- Fungal Infections, such as ringworm and yeast infection.
- Viral Infections, such as shingles.
Schedule an appointment with one of our providers to examine and treat your rash. Borealis Dermatology offers two convenient locations to provide various treatments for our patients in the Queens and Long Island areas. You can experience the highest medical and aesthetic expertise available through our treatment options by visiting our clinic.