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AS AN OPTION FOR SELF PAY PATIENTS, TELEMEDICINE VIRTUAL VISITS NOW AVAILABLE As an alternative to in-office visits, Allied Dermatology is offering a TeleMedicine visit option. To request a TeleMedicine virtual visit, please register and complete information here. A physician will respond to your request as soon as possible.

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS (LANDERBROOK)

1-866-337-6631

5915 Landerbrook Dr #120, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

MENTOR

1-866-337-6631

9485 Mentor Ave #102, Mentor, OH 44060|

AKRON/FAIRLAWN

1-866-337-6631

3624 W Market St, Akron, OH 44333

Our Dermatologists Identifying and treating rashesakron – mayfield heights – mentor

Rash is a generic term that refers to symptoms – redness, blisters, and itching – associated with a variety of skin conditions. A visit to Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Akron, Mayfield Heights, and Mentor is the first step for identification and treatment of rashes.

Accurate diagnosis

Some rashes resolve on their own, but there is always risk of secondary infection or scarring from scratching. Using the wrong techniques or medications can make a rash worse. In addition, a rash can be a symptom of a more serious health problem. Our experienced clinitians begin with a careful visual examination and testing (as necessary) to determine the main reason.

Common rashes:

  • Contact dermatitis – A skin reaction triggered by an allergen such as cosmetics, fragrances, soap, jewelry, or poison ivy.
  • Atopic dermatitis – A form of eczema characterized by a raised, red rash with tiny blisters and itching.
  • Bacterial infection – The red sores of impetigo around the mouth are contagious.
  • Fungal infections – The itchy red rings of ringworm (which is NOT caused by a parasite), and yeast infections are examples.
  • Viral infections – Shingles are a painful, blistering rash related to the chickenpox virus.
  • Chronic skin conditions – Rashes may be associated with psoriasis (an immune system disorder) or seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp or face.

Effective treatment

There is a wide range of treatment choices for rashes, depending on the cause and severity of symptoms. Our clinicians begin with conservative lifestyle adjustments and topical medications, anti-itch creams, moisturizers, and antihistamines to soothe symptoms. Advanced laser and light therapies, and oral medications may be appropriate, for some skin diseases.

If you have a rash, even a minor one, that does not improve within two weeks, it is important to get a qualified diagnosis.
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