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Itching and Scratching? See a Dermatologist Online to Get Fast Relief and Treatment

We’ve all been there. You are going about your day, when all of a sudden, you start to itch and see red, blotchy skin. What do you do next?

To the average patient, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream; however, a dermatologist will tell you, its not always so simple. While most rashes are not life threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious.

Rashes can appear as blotches, welts or blisters and can be red, itchy, scaly or dry. They can occur in one area of your skin, or all over your body. Unfortunately, rashes come in many forms and, depending on the cause, can take either days or weeks or heal.

How Do Doctors Treat Rashes?

Effective treatment often requires a multi-faceted treatment plan that includes medication, proper skin care, trigger avoidance, and coping mechanisms. Depending on the type of rash, treatment to relieve symptoms may include:

  • Corticosteroids to help reduce inflammation
  • Antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection
  • Phototherapy, or immune-suppressing oral medications, can help relieve some moderate to severe cases

Online Care Gives You Fast, Professional Care

Rashes are uncomfortable, leaving you feeling itchy and sometimes even in pain. Don’t wait days to schedule an in-office appointment with a doctor; board-certified dermatologists are waiting to give you a personalized treatment plan on DermatologistOnCall.com. Within 24 hours on average, you’ll hear back from your doctor, without having to miss work, school or any other activities.

Online care is simple – just three steps that can be completed in a matter of minutes.

  • Create an account. Provide a few details about your skin condition and medical history.
  • Upload photos. Take and upload photos of your skin condition to our private and secure platform.
  • Receive a diagnosis. Receive a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan in under 24 hours, on average. Prescriptions, if necessary, will also be sent to your preferred pharmacy.

Rather than trying to treat a rash on your own, see a board-certified dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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