Rashes are caused by a variety of allergens or irritations, with the most common form being contact dermatitis. As the name suggests, this type of rash appears after coming in contact with an irritating substance causing redness, itching, and small bumps to appear on the skin.
Rashes can occur by consuming, handling, or touching certain chemicals, allergens, and even natural substances such as grass or poison ivy which is why it is so important to see your dermatologist if a sudden rash appears on your skin. This is especially true if the rash causes pain, spreads, or becomes inflamed. Since most rashes are minor, at-home treatments are usually the first step in treating rashes.
Common at-home treatments include:
- Using moisturizer
- Applying lotions
- Taking a salt bath
- Utilizing cortisone creams
Rashes often go away on their own with the help of at-home treatments. If the rash persists or becomes severe, prescribed medications such as antihistamines can minimize your pain and heal the affected area. Here at The Center For Dermatology, we will work to identify, treat, and cure the underlying cause of your rash.