are you itching for relief?
find out what that rash is and how to treat it.
Getting a rash is irritating, but it can also be scary. When your skin starts to bump, lump, or swell, you can’t help but worry. Don’t stress out – get the help you need with MDLIVE. Our board-certified doctors treated more than 60,000 patients with rashes last year and are here to help you 24/7/365 from the safety and comfort of home.
What causes a rash?
Itchy, scratchy rashes can pop up for many reasons. Some of the most common causes are poison ivy, allergies, heat, and reactions to medications. Some rashes, like dermatitis, aren’t contagious, while others, like a viral rash, can spread to others. No matter how you get a rash, you want quick relief to stop the itching and scratching.
The first step to treating a rash is to know the difference between the various outbreaks so you can get the right care to relieve your itchy situation. After that, you can decide if you need professional help or if an over-the-counter medication can help. Some rashes are caused by chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis and often require specialist care. Remember, if you have a rash and don’t know what to do, have an MDLIVE virtual doctor visit to determine the next steps you should take.
Posted date: July 20, 2020