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Rashes Specialist

Seacoast Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic and Mohs Surgery located in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover NH

Rashes develop due to allergies, minor irritations, and serious medical conditions. They are concerning and the team at Seacoast Dermatology, with locations in Exeter, Portsmouth, and Dover, New Hampshire can help with evaluation and treatment of skin rashes. They can help relieve itching and redness while preventing a recurrence. Call or book an appointment online at one of their convenient locations.

Rashes Q & A

What causes rashes to form?

Usually, you develop a rash due to an allergic reaction or a skin irritation. Sometimes, a rash can develop after the use of certain medications or as a side effect of a disease such as arthritis, Lyme disease, lupus, or shingles. It’s also possible that the reason you develop a rash can’t be identified.

Some rashes clear up quickly on their own without intervention, but if yours persists, the team at Seacoast Dermatology, can help. If your rash itches, weeps, or disappears only to recur, it’s important to determine its cause.

When is a rash considered to be eczema?

The primary type of eczema, atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that typically causes significant itching. When scratched, the rash becomes extra red and bumpy and may be worse at night. The rash can become oozy and weepy, and it may even bleed.

Why some people develop atopic dermatitis isn’t clear, but it does seem to be some sort of allergic reaction. Irritants, temperature changes, perspiration, and stress can contribute to outbreaks. Genetics may also play a role.

Eczema can also present as hand or scalp rashes, and certain types leave scaly plaques on the arms and legs.

How are rashes treated?

Your rash is treated depending on its underlying cause. The dermatology providers at Seacoast Dermatology, carefully examine your rash, your personal and family medical history, and any external factors (such as new detergents or pollutions) that could be the cause. The doctors ask about the circumstances of the rash’s development and when you initially noticed symptoms. This helps identify any possible allergic reactions.

The team reviews medications and supplements you may be taking as well as recent changes in your skin care or household cleaning routine. You may undergo certain testing to determine the cause of your rash, such as blood tests or skin samples. The doctors want your treatment to be as effective as possible.

Treatment for rashes may include lifestyle changes, topical or oral medications, and avoiding triggers if the rash is allergic dermatitis.

Don’t tolerate itchy, uncomfortable rashes. Call one of the offices of Seacoast Dermatology, or book an appointment online.

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