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.
Commonly, rash symptoms include redness or discoloration, inflammation, swelling, dryness, peeling, scaling, crusting, tenderness, soreness, pain and itching.
There are many different causes and types of rashes. These include:
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.
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.