Treatment for Rashes Available at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, FL
Skin rashes are very common and can develop for a variety of reasons. Many rashes are painful or itchy, some are contagious, and a few are related to underlying medical conditions. For all types of rashes, the best strategy is to determine the cause and begin the healing process as soon as possible. With that said, a visit to an emergency room is likely unnecessary. But, what if your primary care physician is unable to see you right away? In the Miami, FL, area, UHealth Jackson Urgent Care is an ideal alternative.
The caring medical professionals at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care are experienced in diagnosing and treating a number of skin rashes, including:
- Heat rash — Hot weather can sometimes lead to blocked sweat glands, which can cause the skin to feel itchy, redden, and develop tiny blisters. This uncomfortable condition often occurs in skin folds, such as the groin, armpits, and areas underneath the breasts.
- Rashes from exposure to certain plants — Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all contain urushiol oil, which can trigger an itchy skin rash with large, raised bumps or blisters.
- Insect bites and stings — The bites and stings of certain insects, such as ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, and bed bugs, can cause skin irritations, some of which are serious.
- Hives — Usually related to an allergic reaction, hives are caused by the body’s immune response to a substance in the environment. These rashes often flare up suddenly, appearing as welts or itchy, raised areas on the skin.
- Eczema — This chronic inflammatory condition, which is also known as dermatitis, may be related to an overactive immune system. The affected skin may be dry, scaly, and itchy with raised, red areas that ooze.
- Psoriasis — This non-contagious autoimmune condition accelerates the growth cycle of skin cells. The skin may appear thickened and red with silvery scales.
- Fungal rashes — Many fungal infections, such as yeast infections, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch, can cause skin rashes.
- Viral and bacterial rashes — Several medical conditions, including measles, rubella, chickenpox, shingles, herpes simplex, impetigo, and meningitis, are associated with rashes.
The experienced team at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in Miami, Florida, can determine the cause of a mild rash and help you manage any related discomfort. Minor skin irritations can sometimes be treated with over-the-counter ointments, such as hydrocortisone and calamine lotion, while allergic rashes may require the use of an oral antihistamine.
However, if you have a very severe allergic reaction, such as a rash accompanied by breathing difficulties, you should call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, if you’d like to receive prompt and effective rash treatment in the Miami, FL, area, stop by to see a board-certified physician at a UHealth Jackson Urgent Care walk-in clinic. No appointments are necessary.