Skin rashes are areas of skin that have become irritated or swollen, and they typically appear as small bumps, sores, red or scaly skin, or itchy and burning skin.
Some skin rashes occur suddenly, whilst others take some time to develop. Most rashes don’t threaten your general health in any way and can be easily treated with a topical or oral solution.
However, there are some rashes that are symptoms of an underlying medical condition. We always suggest that the best course of treatment for rashes is to speak to one of our expert dermatologists who can assess, diagnose and suggest an appropriate treatment plan.
If the cause of your rash is unknown and requires further investigation, we offer patch testing which can monitor your skin’s response to up to 70 different irritants.
There are hundreds of different types of skin rash that could occur, but some are much more common:
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Skin rashes can affect anyone of any age, and most of us will experience some sort of rash at some point in our lives. Although a rash can be uncomfortable, painful, and unsightly, the good news is that there are a variety of highly effective treatment options available.
Our team of specialist dermatologists are able to diagnose what is causing your rash and offer the best course of treatment. We can also offer advice and guidance on how to manage conditions such as eczema and psoriasis to prevent future flare-ups.
Consultant Dermatologists are expert specialists in the skin and allergic conditions such as contact dermatitis, hair problems such as alopecia (hair loss), nail problems such as fungal nail conditions.
The treatment of skin rashes such as eczema can be divided into three basic strategies depending on severity:
- phototherapy (ultraviolet/sunlight)
- systemic medication (oral or injectable drugs)
Creams include emollients, soap substitutes, steroids or tacrolimus.
Phototherapy involves precise doses of ultraviolet light being delivered by a medical UV-machine.
Systemic medications include tablets such as prednisolone, azathioprine, methotrexate and ciclosporin. These powerful drugs are reserved for severe or life-limiting Eczema.
Our eczema dermatologists at Stratum Clinics can offer patients specialist treatment for all types of eczema and dermatitis to help control their disease.
Remember, although eczema is currently incurable, it can be well controlled with medication.