Skin rashes are one of the most common reasons people visit a dermatologist. There are many different types of rashes that can occur for a variety of reasons, including an allergic reaction, medications, plants, infection or disease.

A rash is characterized by a change in the texture or color of your skin:

Bumps, blotches or patches on the skin:

  • May vary in color from red to purple to brown or white
  • May be flat or raised
  • May be dry, scaly, peeling, crusty, moist and/or oozing

Many rashes are itchy, while others may be painful, such as those that cause blisters or ulcers to form. Rashes may be acute (short-lived), chronic (lasting for more than a week or two) or recurring (comes and goes). Some rashes can look very similar, which is why it is important to have it examined by a dermatologist each time.

Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common skin rashes we see and treat.

If you think you have one of these common skin rashes or are experiencing issues with your skin, call Water’s Edge Dermatology today to schedule an appointment. One of our skin care experts will examine your skin, diagnose your rash and help determine the cause of the rash. After your rash has been identified, your Water’s Edge dermatologist will recommend the appropriate treatment for you.