Eczema, Rash, and Skin Allergies
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and when it is healthy, the skin provides a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside of the environment. There are many different kinds of rashes the skin can develop. The most common rashes seen are non-infectious and allergy related rashes. Some of these include:
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis
- Contact Dermatitis
Infectious rashes or scaly patches may appear when bacteria or fungus infects the skin. Fungal infections such as ringworm or yeast can cause red scaly patches that may closely resemble eczema, which is not a fungal infection. Fungal infections are typically treated with antifungal creams or in some cases, such as when the toenails are involved, with an oral prescription. Bacterial infections usually require treatment with oral antibiotics or prescription strength creams. The most common bacterial infection of the skin is impetigo, which is caused by staph or strep germs.
If you have a skin condition that is causing a rash, irritation or scaly patches that itch and may be infected, call Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa to schedule an appointment. We usually have same week appointments available for your convenience.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient and there is no guarantee of specific results.