Rashes encompass a wide range of skin diseases ranging from benign entities like contact dermatitis, hives, eczema and shingles to more serious conditions like MRSA infections, drug rashes or even cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Most people experience the symptoms of a skin rash at various times in their life, but not all are benign or will go away on their own. Dr. Katherine Chiang is a board certified dermatologist at Precision Medical Specialists who can diagnose and offer treatment for skin rashes at our medical center in Wellington, FL.
Causes and Symptoms of Skin Rashes
Skin rashes are usually a symptom of other diseases, not a condition themselves. Rashes vary in symptoms but tend to be red with bumps, welts or blisters. Some are dry and itchy while others may ooze fluid and cause pain. The symptoms of a rash can help a doctor or dermatologist determine the cause and treatment. Causes of rashes can include:
- Contact dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis
- Insect bites
It is very important to get new rashes evaluated by a board certified dermatologist specifically, because it is vital to diagnose the rash correctly. Dr. Chiang can help you manage the rash appropriately by determining the cause and other possible health concerns related to the rash. This is especially important if you are also noticing other symptoms like fevers, chills, swelling or weight loss that began at the same time as the rash.
Our team at Precision Medical Specialists treats minor rashes including heat rash, rashes due to poisonous plants, hives and rashes due to insect bites and stings. We also offer treatment for skin rashes that are caused by more serious conditions like shingles, psoriasis, MRSA infections and lupus. Dr. Chiang will perform a thorough examination, testing and medical history to determine the exact cause of your skin rash and begin the appropriate treatment plan. Treatments can vary from topical and oral medications to light therapy, biologics, injections and regenerative therapies.
At Precision Medical Specialists, we serve patients from Palm Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. If you are experiencing skin rashes that are new or severe, contact our medical facility in Wellington. Our team will schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiang to diagnose your rash and begin treatment.