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Rashes Specialist

Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates

Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Hinsdale, IL & Saint Charles, IL

The majority of rashes aren’t a cause for concern, but some can point to a more serious illness like Lyme disease. The expert team at Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates in Hinsdale and Saint Charles, Illinois, diagnoses and treats all kinds of rashes in infants, children, and adults. If a rash hasn’t faded on its own after a few weeks, call the nearest office today or request an appointment online.

Rashes Q & A

What are rashes?

A rash is a general term that includes a wide range of skin conditions. Rashes usually look like red patches or small bumps or blisters on your skin. Most rashes aren’t serious and get better with over-the-counter treatments like antihistamines, anti-itch creams, and moisturizing lotions.

A rash can sometimes point to an underlying medical condition, like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, kidney disease, liver disease, and certain cancers. All of these conditions need medical care.

If a rash doesn’t go away within a few weeks, call Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates so that their expert team of dermatologists can properly diagnose and treat it.

What causes rashes?

Rashes are a common symptom for many skin problems, like:

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most widespread form of eczema, a condition that causes red and itchy skin.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is an itchy, red rash that appears when you have an allergic reaction to a substance that touches your skin. Many things can cause contact dermatitis, including cosmetics, fragrances, plants, and jewelry.

Bacterial infections

Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection seen primarily in infants and young children. Impetigo typically causes red sores on the face, particularly around the nose and mouth, and on the hands and feet.

Viral infections

Shingles is a viral infection that causes pain, itching, a red rash, and fluid-filled blisters.

Fungal infections

Various fungal infections can affect your skin, including ringworm and yeast infections. Fungal infections cause a red, itchy, scaly rash.

Chronic skin problems

Several chronic skin problems, like acne, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis, cause patches of redness on your skin, as well as pain, itching, scaling, and/or inflammation.

How are rashes treated?

Rash treatments differ depending on what’s causing the rash. The team at Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates carefully examines your skin and reviews your medical history to accurately diagnose your rash. They then recommend the best treatment.

If an infection or allergy causes your rash, the team focuses on treating the underlying condition. For chronic skin problems like acne, eczema, and psoriasis, they develop a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.

For comprehensive care of rashes, call Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates today or request an appointment online.