Skin Infection & Rash


Treatments for Skin Rashes and Infections

No one likes having an itchy rash on their skin, or even worse, a painful skin infection that can spread and get worse over time. Besides feeling horrible, you may be worried about people seeing the rash or infection, which could cause your skin to get bumpy, red, or worse. Getting the right treatment is essential when your skin is plagued by one of these conditions. Keep reading to find out what kinds of treatment you should seek.

Seek Immediate Care for Skin Conditions

Because skin infections and rashes can be so common, it’s important to identify the cause of the irritation fast. This process is sped up considerably when working with a healthcare provider that knows what they’re doing and have been working in healthcare for long enough to have gained valuable experience.

If you have a skin rash, infection, or other form of irritation, you should seek immediate help from a healthcare professional.

What Are the Symptoms of Skin Rash and Infection?

girl with an arm rash

Our skin is the only layer of defense between our bodies and the germs and contaminants of the world. It comes into contact with thousands of potential contaminants every single day, and most of the time, it’s able to protect us.

But when your skin becomes infected or irritated, its ability to protect us can be compromised. That’s why it’s important to watch for telltale signs and symptoms that a skin infection or rash has occurred. These include but are not limited to:

  • Aches and Fever
  • Irritation, swelling, or pain
  • Scaly, red, and itchy skin
  • Sores, blisters, and bumps on the skin

If you notice one of these common symptoms somewhere on your skin, chances are you’ve contracted some kind of skin rash or infection and should seek medical help as soon as you can.

What Are the Causes?

As we mentioned briefly earlier in the article, there are any number of potential underlying causes for skin rashes and infections. Some of these include clogged pores, allergic reactions, disease of the autoimmune system, contact with fungus or virus, friction irritation, insect bites or parasite bites, or reactions to medications. These are not the only possible causes but are some of the most common we’ve seen.

As it can be difficult to know exactly which one of these might be causing your symptoms, it’s important to see an experienced healthcare provider as soon as possible. They’ll be able to diagnose the issue and tell you how to prevent it from happening again.

How To Diagnose and Treat

identifying skin infection with a magnifier

A healthcare provider at Southwest Urgent Care will be able to set you up with an appointment to see a trained medical professional who has seen these types of issues before in many patients. They’ll start by digging into your medical history to see if the cause could come from a pre-existing condition or allergy. They’ll then do testing on the sight of the rash or infection to determine what is the cause and what treatment should be used.

Please call today at Soutwest Urgent Care at 346-341-7573 to book an appointment to be checked for skin infection.

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