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 tag: Rashes

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!

By Heller Dermatology Center
May 18, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rashes  

What your dermatologist in Daytona Beach, Florida wants you to knowrashes

If you’ve ever had a rash, you know how unsightly and uncomfortable rashes can be. Rashes can cover just a small area of your body, or they can cover almost your entire body. Symptoms can range from minor irritation to itching that is almost impossible to ignore. Dr. Jeffrey Heller at Heller Dermatology Center in Daytona Beach, Florida wants to share the facts about rashes. He has offices in both Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida to help you.

There are many different causes of rashes. Here are just a few:

  • A hot, humid environment causing blockage of your pores
  • An allergic reaction to foods, plants, pets, and other triggers
  • An allergic reaction to medications, especially antibiotics

One of the most common plant reactions is poison ivy. Once you’ve brushed up against the plant, you may not develop a rash until 12 to 72 hours later. The rash is itchy and can form blisters, streaks or lines, resulting in scaly skin.

An allergic reaction to a medication can cause a red, spotty rash that can cover large areas of your body. Certain medications including diuretics, antibiotics and anti-seizure medications are the most common causes of a drug-related allergic reaction. You may not have a reaction until the first week after beginning the medication.

Dermatitis is a type of rash caused by inflammation of your skin. There are several types of dermatitis, including:

Contact dermatitis, caused by chemical exposure; this rash is dry and doesn’t typically itch.

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, which can appear in the folds of your skin, behind your knees, on your neck, face or trunk.

If you develop a rash, you can try anti-itch lotions, creams or sprays, oatmeal baths, and over-the-counter antihistamines. For stubborn rashes that don’t resolve on their own, it’s best to visit your dermatologist.

Dr. Heller may recommend prescription-strength antihistamines and steroids to relieve itchy symptoms. Other treatments include topical antibiotics or cortisone creams.

Common rashes are an annoying part of life, but you don’t have to let a rash take over! Get some help by calling Dr. Jeffrey Heller of Heller Dermatology Center, with two convenient office locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida. Call today!

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