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By JACQUELINE SILKEY, M.D.
February 27, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Rosacea   Rashes   Allergies   Eczema   Psoriasis  

Skin rashes are a fairly common problem that can have a number of underlying causes, the most common being an allergic reaction to Skin Rashexternal or ingested irritants like a specific type of laundry detergent, or an allergic reaction to certain foods. Depending on the type and severity of the rash, treatment options range from conservative/at home care to medical treatment. Dr. Jacqueline Silkey, a cosmetic dermatologist in Kaysville, UT, offers a number of cosmetic and medical dermatology services for a range of skincare issues.

Rash Prevention and Treatment in Kaysville, UT

Treatments for rashes vary depending on the underlying cause of the rash. In many cases, treatment may not be necessary as the rash clears up on its own or with over the counter and at home care. But if the rash is caused by an allergic reaction or an underlying health issue, your cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Silkey may prescribe medication and/or certain lifestyle modifications like changes to your diet, personal hygiene routine, and exposure to certain irritants that may be responsible for the flare-ups.

Common Causes of Rashes

Some of the most common causes of rashes include:

  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Heat
  • Infections
  • Immune disorders
  • Inflammation

There are different types of rashes, and the severity and treatment options depend on the underlying cause. The most common types of skin rashes include:

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Contact dermatitis (poison ivy or direct exposure to an irritating agent or allergen)
  • Miliaria (heat rash)
  • Ringworm (tinea corporis)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)

Treatment for rashes depends on the cause and severity of the outbreak. In some cases, no treatment is necessary as the rash clears up on its own. Topical treatments or oral medication are sometimes necessary depending on the cause of the rash.

Contact your Cosmetic Dermatologist in Kaysville, UT

For more information about your treatment and prevention options for cosmetic or medical skin problems, contact our office today by calling (801) 882-2200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Silkey.