Rashes & Allergies Specialist

Dr. Lerner is able to diagnose and treat skin allergies and rashes for patients in San Diego, California.

Rashes & Allergies Q & A

What is a rash?

A rash can refer to a variety of skin conditions, but is generally defined as a visible change in the appearance of the skin, particularly in color and/or texture.  This change may be characterized by itchy, scaly, bumpy, swollen, inflamed or irritated skin.

What are the symptoms of a rash?

Commonly, rash symptoms include redness or discoloration, inflammation, swelling, dryness, peeling, scaling, crusting, tenderness, soreness, pain and itching.

What causes a rash?

There are many different causes and types of rashes.  These include:

  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Infection (bacterial, fungal or viral)
  • Insect bites
  • Heat rash
  • Eczema
  • Stress
  • Allergies (to medications, food/drink, plants, chemicals/dyes, beauty products, etc.)
  • Sun Exposure

How do you treat a rash?

The treatment for a rash depends on the type and cause.  Moisturizing creams or lotions can help reduce irritation and itching.  Prescription topical medications or oral medications can help eliminate inflammation, itching, and swelling, or can treat a fungal, bacterial or viral cause.  Antihistamines can relieve itching and allergic reaction. Dr. Lerner will work with you to determine the cause of the rash and the best course of action.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dermatology Surgical and Medical, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below. The only HMO Insurance Plan that we currently accept is Mercy Physicians Medical Group with a referral from your primary care doctor. We DO NOT accept Medi-Cal.

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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Health Net
United Healthcare
Dermatology Surgical And Medical
2881 4th Avenue
Bankers Hill

San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-215-9473
Fax: 619-291-8229
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