Rashes in Birmingham, MI
Rashes are a common yet frustrating skin complaint that may be caused by something that requires a dermatologist’s assessment and care. At Clarkston Dermatology, we diagnose and treat rashes with personalized care. We understand that you can feel like just a number in the medical industry without a team that partners with you. Because we believe your concerns should not be ignored, we have spent the last 14 years building relationships with our patients in Birmingham and Troy, MI, with a commitment to individual attention and real results.
What Is a Rash?
A rash, also known as dermatitis, can be red, itchy, irritated, swollen and painful. Some rashes may even cause the skin to blister and you may see patches of raw skin. Most often a symptom of one of a number of different medical problems, the causes of a rash could include allergic reactions or an irritating substance.
One of the most common types of rash is contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis will cause all of the symptoms above, like redness and itching, along with small bumps in some cases. It typically develops after touching an irritant, such as something you may not realize you are allergic to.
Many rashes can take several days to form, with others developing immediately after exposure to an irritant. Some may also be long-lasting and require long-term treatment, although the vast majority will clear up relatively quickly.
Because rashes can have many causes that aren’t always obvious, it’s always important to determine the kind of rash that you’re dealing with before attempting to treat it.
How Much Does Rash Treatment Cost in Birmingham, MI?
The cost to treat a rash at Clarkston Dermatology depends on many factors like the cause of your rash, the best treatment option, and your health insurance coverage. To find out your individual cost, please contact us to schedule an appointment with our team of experts to develop a tailored treatment plan and review your cost.
What Are Common Causes of Rashes?
Rashes can be caused by many things, but the following are the most common causes:
- The itch may have been caused by contact dermatitis. This is the most common reason why rashes develop, and it does so through contact with an object that causes an allergic reaction. This could be the chemicals in your cosmetics, the metal in your jewelry, something in your laundry detergent, or even contact with poison ivy, which is also a form of contact dermatitis. A skin test can be used to identify the cause of contact dermatitis.
- It may be that the rash came because of a bacterial or fungal infection.
- Eczema or atopic dermatisis rashes can appear on the skin as a bumpy, red area. Although the cause is unclear, they can be incredibly itchy.
What Rash Treatments Do You Offer?
There are a variety of treatments that we offer for your rash, especially if it has not responded to more traditional treatments or gone away on its own. If contact dermatitis is suspected, we may recommend a skin test to identify allergens or chemicals that you can avoid. Prescription medications may also be recommended to treat your rash or phototherapy may be used to treat the rash with UV light. For eczema, a combination of medication and light therapy is typically used.
Rashes aren’t just embarrassing; they can be painful and itchy and they may persist or recur without effective treatment. At Clarkston Dermatology, we believe you deserve more than to feel like just a number. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, meet your expert team, and begin the journey to healthier skin. We serve men and women in Troy, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities of Michigan. Until we see you, read “5 Reasons to Use Sunscreen” to learn more about protecting your skin and reducing your risk of skin cancer.