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Rashes services offered in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, CA

Do you struggle with skin rashes that are unsightly, irritating, or painful? At Aloe Dermatology in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, California, the skilled providers find the root cause of skin rashes and treat them to ease bothersome symptoms and prevent rashes from returning. Call the nearest Aloe Dermatology office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tab today.

Rashes Q & A

What are rashes?

Rashes are common skin conditions that appear as red bumps or patches on your skin. They may develop for various reasons, some of which can turn severe. See an Aloe Dermatology provider at the first sign of ongoing, severe, or bothersome skin rashes.

What do rashes look like?

Rashes are typically red or pink and vary in size, shape, and texture. They may appear as flat or raised bumps, blisters, hives, sore bumps, or red splotches. The rashes may come and go. They could be a sign of an illness, allergic reaction, or disease. Finding the root cause is important to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. 

What can cause rashes?

Some of the common causes of rashes include:

  • Insect bites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Illnesses
  • Viruses
  • Medications
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea 
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Sun exposure 
  • Acne

Sometimes, the cause of rashes isn’t clear, at least not initially. You might have more than one medical condition that causes skin rashes.

What are the benefits of treating rashes?

The benefits you can expect by treating rashes with the help of Aloe Dermatology include less itching, clear skin, and better sleep and self-esteem. You may experience a better overall quality of life. Your specialist tailors treatment to your personalized needs to keep your skin healthy and eliminate discomfort as much as possible. 

Do rashes require treatment?

Some rashes go away on their own, but other times, medical intervention is the best way to eliminate rashes or treat their underlying cause. Your Aloe Dermatology specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They also examine your rash and may recommend diagnostic tests to detect or rule out underlying causes.

How are rashes treated?

Your Aloe Dermatology provider offers numerous treatments for rashes. They may recommend oral medicines, topical medications, allergy treatments, and avoiding contact with potential triggers like rubber, preservatives, dyes, metals, cosmetics, fragrances, certain medicines, or adhesives.  

You might need an intramuscular injection to calm a rash-causing reaction. More than one treatment may be the most effective way to eliminate rashes and prevent their return. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen or protective clothing when you’re outdoors.

Examples of treatments for psoriasis include topical prescription creams, phototherapy, and systemic therapies (biologic drug treatments). Dr. Llewellyn may refer you to a rheumatologist if you have symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.

To get relief from rashes and their cause, schedule an evaluation at Aloe Dermatology by phone or online today.