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Rashes are patches of skin that are abnormal in color or texture and can look bumpy, scaly, or swollen. Caused by psychological and environmental factors, they are often itchy or painful.

What is it?

Rashes are changes in the skin's color, texture, or feeling that cause general discomfort or inflammation. They can be triggered by a range of psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, trauma or a significant life event, as well as environmental elements like air pollution, food toxins, pesticides, lead and even extended exposure to computer screens. Rashes can also indicate the presence of various conditions such as chickenpox, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, and shingles. Lately, rashes have been observed in some patients suffering from coronavirus infection.

Rest assured, you're not alone! At some point, nearly everyone experiences rashes, so there's no need for alarm. They are quite common, and naturally, the board-certified dermatologists at medical clinics are here to assist you.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests that you seek the help of a board-certified dermatologist if you experience:

  • A rash that covers the majority of your body
  • A rash that develops blisters, open sores, or raw skin
  • A fever or illness accompanied by a rash
  • A rash that spreads quickly
  • A rash that is painful
  • A rash that affects the eyes, lips, mouth, or genital skin

If you're experiencing symptoms, know that the team of dermatologists at DGC is prepared to offer patient-focused care at any of our offices in Dublin, Columbus, Canal Winchester, Urbana, Circleville, Washington Courthouse, Grove City, and Marysville, Ohio.

How is it treated?

Our treatment strategy hinges on the kind or source of the rash. Our dermatology clinic offers various remedies such as medicated ointments, topical anti-itch creams (hydrocortisone), hydrating lotions, topical anti-fungal creams, oral drugs, oral antihistamines and phototherapy. While some rashes are more bothersome than harmful, some can indicate a more serious issue. If your rash requires care, make an appointment today with a Dermatologists of Greater Columbus medical provider. 

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.