Treatment for Rashes

Rashes come in different shapes and sizes. Some may itch, while others may not. Either way, rashes can be unsightly and annoying. If you feel that the red marks and breakouts on your skin are not improving, it may be time to consider skin rash treatments.

Brian J. Williams, M.D., P.C. Dermatology, a premier dermatology practice near Salt Lake City, handles all types of skincare concerns. An initial consultation with us will help you determine if you have a more serious rash or just a temporary reaction.

What is a Rash?

A rash refers to any type of discoloration or inflammation that distorts the skin’s normal appearance. While it is not a specific diagnosis, a rash puts skin conditions such as hives, athlete’s foot, and eczema in a single category.

The most common types of rash, especially among children, come from bites, stings, hay fever, measles, chickenpox, as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease. Viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections usually cause these rashes.

Some rashes can be treated with over-the-counter remedies, such as:

  • Topical antifungal medications, which consist of terbinafine, miconazole, or clotrimazole
  • Oral antihistamines, such as hydroxyzine and diphenhydramine
  • Anti-itch creams with 1% hydrocortisone
  • Vaccination, especially for chickenpox and shingles

Many rashes are not serious and will disappear on their own or with the help of an over the counter medication. However if the rash lasts for days or is not getting better it is best to see a Dermatologist. If that is the case please do not hesitate to contact us. An early diagnosis will help secure the right treatment for you. We will gladly help you deal with your skin condition and provide you with the most suitable skin rash treatment.