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Dermatitis is the term used to describe an inflammation of the skin. When the skin becomes inflamed it can lead to a red, itchy or painful rash.
With our same day rash and dermatitis treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed and receive the treatment you need. Our doctors can diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan.
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The fastest way to get rid of a rash is to get a prompt diagnosis so treatment can begin. Telehealth platforms make it fast and easy to connect with virtual doctors who are skilled at making online rash diagnoses. A PlushCare doctor can diagnose your skin condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan, whether it be topical and an oral medication.
What you should (and should not) put on your rash depends on what type of rash you have. For cases of poison oak and ivy there are over the counter anti-itch creams that may help with symptom management. Before self-treating your rash, meet with a doctor online to get diagnosed. This will prevent you from making your rash worse.
In many cases a rash will go away on its own over time. Rashes happen when the skin is exposed to an irritant, causing inflammation of the skin. If the irritant is removed, once enough time has passed the skin may calm down and return to normal. How long this takes, and how bad the symptoms of the rash are in the meantime, will vary. If you have rash it is recommended that you seek a medical diagnosis and treatment plan.
Many people experience relief when using Vaseline topically to treat a rash. Assuming you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients, it is not likely to cause any harm and helps lubricate the irritated skin.
There are several warning signs that your rash may be an indicator of something serious and you should seek medical attention immediately if: You have a fever and/or pain accompanying the rash, you have a sudden spreading of bruise like lesions, your rash gets worse or doesn’t improve over time, your rash is widespread, your rash starts to blister, purple spots appear on your hands and/or feet, your rash is circular.
For mild cases of dermatitis, using moistening lotions and emollients can help. For flares of symptoms, steroid creams are available that can reduce symptoms, but shouldn’t be used over the long term. Various other topical medications including coal tar, anthralin and derivations of vitamin A and D have some benefit treating dermatitis. Some other popular home remedies include: Placing a cool cloth on the affected area, adding baking soda to a cool bath, cover the wound with a dressing to prevent further irritation, massage, yoga, or breathing techniques to relieve stress, dietary changes, making sure not to itch or scratch the affected area, using milder soaps or washing with only cool water for a few days
The causes of dermatitis depend on the type of condition. Contact dermatitis is the result of direct contact with an allergen or irritant which reacts with the skin. Common sources include: Detergents, cosmetics, nickel, poison ivy or oak. Eczema may be a product of your environment, or genetics. Common causes include: Family history of eczema, allergies, asthma, dry skin. Stasis dermatitis occurs as a result of poor circulation of blood as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. It is commonly found on the lower legs and feet, and if possible can be improved by increased physical activity. Other Common Rash Triggers: High levels of stress, hormonal changes, the environment, irritating substances, intense washing or handling of products which strip the skin of its protective oils.
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