Dry, red, or itchy patches on your skin may be caused by a variety of conditions, which is why it’s so important to get an accurate diagnosis for your rash. At DERMAGNIFY, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, double-board-certified dermatologist Mark A. Cappel, MD, and his expert team use imaging, magnifying, and diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the exact causes of your rash. They then design a customized treatment plan to give you relief and keep your skin clear. Call the DERMAGNIFY team or schedule an appointment online for an in-depth evaluation and customized treatment today if you have a rash.
A rash is a patch of your skin that looks or feels different than normal, healthy skin. A rash may look or feel:
Rashes are symptoms of a medical condition and have many different causes, ranging from an allergic reaction to a genetic condition.
Many rashes develop as a result of exposure to an irritating substance or allergen. However, many medical conditions also have rashes as a symptom. That’s why it’s so important to get an accurate diagnosis of the type of rash you have before attempting to treat it.
When you have a rash, the team at DERMAGNIFY may take a biopsy (i.e., skin sample) of the rash itself to examine it more closely. Using dermatopathology, we may look at the skin sample under a microscope to determine the type of rash you have and identify its possible origins.
Other rashes are caused by medical conditions, infections, allergens, or exposures to toxins. Some common types of rashes and their causes include:
Rosacea is an inherited skin condition that causes your skin to look flushed and rosy. Over time, you may develop red lesions on your face similar to acne. The texture of your skin may also become rough and reddened.
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is an inflammatory skin condition that may develop early in childhood or later in adulthood. It’s characterized by itchy skin, dry scaly patches, or blisters.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes your skin to develop rough, scaly patches or silvery plaques, often involving the elbows and knees.
Hives (urticaria) are a type of allergic or immune reaction. You may break out in welts, or your skin may appear red and swollen.
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to a substance that has touched your skin. You may develop a rash from allergens such as poison ivy, wool, or nickel.
Dr. Cappel and his team customize a treatment plan for your rash based on an accurate diagnosis that may include examining a biopsy of the rash with a microscope. They then prescribe remedies that alleviate the itching of skin rashes and help your skin become clear again.
Resolve your skin rash with an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan today. Contact the DERMAGNIFY team for a rash consultation by calling or using the online contact form.