Skin rashes are outbreaks of red bumps or patches on your body. Rashes can appear for a variety of reasons and are typically harmless. If the rash does not go away on its own, it could signal an underlying medical condition that may require urgent care. Dr. Daniel Benhuri provides new skin rash treatment in Beverly Hills for children and adults throughout the Los Angeles area in California.
Symptoms of New Skin Rash
Symptoms of a new skin rash may include scaly, itchy, bumpy or irritated skin. Contact your primary care provider if the rash is painful or has green or yellow pus. Other symptoms to inform your doctor of are the formation of a fever and blisters. Seek immediate medical treatment if your skin rash spreads quickly or appears across the majority of your body.
Causes of New Skin Rash
There are a few causes for these outbreaks on your body. A new skin rash may be caused by excessive sun exposure, hot or humid weather, harsh soap and detergents, allergies, perfumed soaps and lotions. A viral infection or other medical diseases like eczema and atopic dermatitis can be underlying causes. Rashes caused by scabies or shingles can be contagious. There is new scientific evidence that rashes may be associated with the COVID-19 virus. An accurate diagnosis by a primary care doctor is necessary to determine the root cause.
Diagnosis and Treatment for New Skin Rash
Your doctor may perform a physical examination to determine an accurate diagnosis. Skin tests may also be used to determine the cause. Your doctor may ask about your recent outdoor activities, food intake or contact with others. The cause of your rash could remain unknown. Treatment options can include steroid creams and over-the-counter antihistamine medications.
Beverly Hills New Skin Rash Treatment
If a new skin rash has recently appeared on your body, you may want to seek medical treatment. Dr. Daniel Benhuri can create a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms so you can achieve clear and healthy skin. New patients are welcome at the Beverly Hills clinic in California. Extended evening and weekend hours for urgent care needs and same day appointments are available. Schedule an appointment today.