Jeffrey J. Heller, D.O.

511 N. Clyde Morris Blvd,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
790 Dunlawton Ave., Suite H
Port Orange, FL 32127

(386) 239-8700

Posts for: December, 2017

By Heller Dermatology Center
December 04, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rashes  

What your skin doctor in Daytona Beach and Port Orange wants you to knowrash

Rashes can be irritating. Fortunately, there are some effective remedies you can try to get rid of a rash. Many rashes will go away by themselves after a few days, once the cause of the rash is determined. There are many types of rashes, which can appear over different areas of your body. Dr. Jeffrey Heller at Heller Dermatology Center in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL wants to share his knowledge about rashes and what you can do to get relief.

Many everyday experiences can cause a rash, including:

  • Exposure to hot, humid surroundings; this can cause blocked pores which can result in a rash.
  • Allergies to plants, pets, foods, and other allergens; poison ivy is a common plant allergy which can erupt 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Poison ivy causes a blistery rash, streaks or lines, causing dry, scaly skin.
  • Allergies to medications, usually antibiotics; medication-allergy related rashes are usually spotty and red and can cover large areas of your body. A rash or other allergy symptom may not show up until you’ve taken the medication for at least a week.

There are also rashes that are associated with skin inflammation. These rashes are known as dermatitis and come in a few types including:

  • Contact dermatitis, which is dry and doesn’t itch; contact dermatitis is typically caused by exposure to a chemical.
  • Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema; this dermatitis is usually found in skin folds, behind your knees, or on your neck or face.

Over-the-counter products can be very effective to get relief from rashes. You can try:

  • Anti-itch sprays, lotions or creams
  • Oatmeal baths like Aveeno
  • Antihistamine medications

If your rash is severe or doesn’t respond to over-the-counter remedies, you need the help of an expert like Dr. Heller. He may suggest:

  • Prescription strength antihistamine medications
  • Steroid medications to relieve itching
  • Creams or lotions containing antibiotics or cortisone

Don’t suffer with an annoying rash when help is just a phone call away. For more information about rashes and other skin treatments, call Dr. Heller of Heller Dermatology Center in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL. Call today and get relief!




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