Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Specialists located in MONTROSE, CO


Rashes services offered in MONTROSE, CO

A rash can interrupt a good night’s sleep and cause infuriating itching and pain. It’s important to find out what causes your rash so you can find the appropriate treatment. Dermatology experts Spencer Hamner, PA-C, Christine D. Brown, MD, and their team at Integrated Dermatology of Montrose in Montrose, Colorado, use rash evaluations to discover the most likely cause of your skin irritation and develop personalized care plans. Call Integrated Dermatology of Montrose or book a visit online for a rash evaluation and treatment consultation today.

What are rashes?

Rashes are areas of skin that become inflamed, red, or irritated. Many types of rash share similar features. Rashes aren’t a condition but a symptom of something else. 

The team at Integrated Dermatology examines your rash and provides an evaluation to discover its underlying cause. Depending on their findings from a brief exam, they may use additional tests like a blood test, allergy test, or biopsy to find out what’s irritating your skin. The team can then provide the appropriate treatment. 

As itchy or irritated as a rash may be, it’s crucial to try not to scratch it. Scratching your irritated skin can cause tiny tears, which invite bacteria into your skin to cause an infection. 

What causes rashes?

There are many conditions and allergies that can lead to rashes on your skin. The team at Integrated Dermatology of Montrose specializes in providing relief from rashes of all kinds, including rashes from:

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Psoriasis
  • Infections
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Heat

Many people experience rashes as a symptom of allergies. You might develop a rash in response to coming in contact with allergens like metals, plants, or fragrances. Certain chemical irritants, such as pesticides or cleaning products, can also irritate the skin to cause rashes. 

How are rashes treated?

Integrated Dermatology of Montrose provides rash treatments based on the underlying cause of your symptoms. Once they perform a rash evaluation and determine the most likely underlying cause, they can recommend the appropriate treatment. 

One of the most effective ways to manage rashes is to identify the chemicals, substances, or factors that trigger your rashes and then take steps to avoid those triggers. Home treatments like cold compresses and cool baths can also provide some instant relief. 

Many prescription and over-the-counter products can alleviate the irritation and itching that comes with a rash. Certain medications, like antihistamines, can also address the irritation depending on the type of rash you have. 

Call Integrated Dermatology of Montrose or book a visit online for a rash evaluation and treatment consultation today.