Skin Rashes Boca Raton
Common Skin Rashes Seen by Boca Raton Area Dermatologists
The physicians, NPs (Nurse Practitioners), and medical aestheticians at the Rendon Center offer a wide variety of services to meet your needs. Some of the common conditions we provide treatment for include: Dr. Marta Rendon of the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine sees many patients in her Boca Raton area practice who are concerned about specific skin rashes. Some of the most common rashes are:
Atopic dermatitis, which is also known as eczema, is a chronic condition that can occur as inflamed, itchy red skin. Patches may appear on any area of the body and can flare up at any time. It is important for patients to determine the cause of flare-ups to avoid these soaps, lotions, and creams that may be increasing the symptoms and causing the patient pain and discomfort.
This skin condition, often referred to as a “Christmas Tree Rash,” starts with a herald patch that may occur somewhere on the trunk of the body. Then, the rash spreads and may form the shape of a Christmas tree. It is unknown what causes this rash, but it will go away on its own within months. Patients who are experiencing itchiness may benefit from over-the-counter or medicated lotions for relief.
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to an irritant. This may be caused by latex, metals, poison ivy, chemicals, or cleaning products. Avoidance of the irritant can relieve patients of symptoms and can help in controlling any flare-ups.
Heat rash, or miliaria, is caused by the blockage of sweat through the skin. This may be a result of tight clothing, humid weather, or overdressing. Small clusters of red bumps may form and sting or feel prickly. There is no treatment for heat rash except for avoidance of excessive humidity and heat and by wearing lightweight clothing to allow the skin to breathe.
This condition is a buildup of skin caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells. This results in rough, scaly skin that may become dry, itchy, and inflamed. Patients may have flare-ups and can speak to a dermatologist about specific therapies to control this chronic condition, including light therapy and topical medications to reduce the appearance of skin lesions and relieve discomfort.