How can I tell if a rash is serious?

istock 1128664753 1 Most everyone will develop a rash on their skin at one point or another during their lifetime. But how do you know if it’s more than just an allergic reaction or a bug bite? To the untrained eye, rashes may all appear the same, but there are specific situations in which patients will want to seek medical attention to address their current rash. 

What causes rashes? 

Rashes can be caused by a wide range of triggers, and when patients are not used to getting them with conditions such as eczema, they may be unsure of the cause. Knowing what caused the rash can help the doctor in providing effective treatment, but sometimes the trigger is unknown. This is when patients might want to see a dermatologist or skincare professional who can evaluate the rash further and determine what type of medical condition might be present. In some cases, the rash will go away on its own, while others need immediate care to address and keep from becoming a more serious problem. 

What are some concerns that can develop that might require medical attention? 

Below are a few situations in which patients may want to contact a dermatologist or visit an emergency room for further assistance: 

  • The rash covers the entire body
  • A fever occurs in conjunction with the rash
  • The rash comes on suddenly and spreads rapidly
  • The rash starts to blister or become painful
  • The rash looks infected with signs of crusting, swelling, and fluid

If any of the above situations have occurred, call Dr. Stanley Skopit of Dania Dermatology for further evaluation or consider visiting the emergency room for immediate attention. 

Do you have a rash that has changed or is concurrent with other symptoms? 

It might be time to seek medical attention for your rash. Dr. Stanley Skopit of Dania Dermatology is here to help. Call (954) 807-9433 to request an appointment at his facility, conveniently located at 154 South Compass Way in Dania, Florida. He is always accepting new patients and can provide care for individuals who have never visited his practice in the past. He works hard to build positive and lasting relationships with patients to provide them with further assistance in the future!

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