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Rashes services offered in Columbia, MD

Red, itchy, flaky rashes can cause intense discomfort, interfere with your daily activities, and even affect your sleep quality. With numerous rash treatments at their dermatology office in Columbia, Maryland, Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care’s board-certified dermatologists can effectively soothe your skin and prevent flare-ups. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Rashes Q & A

What are rashes?

Rashes are red, irritated patches of skin that often appear in response to a specific trigger. They can develop gradually or suddenly, affecting your comfort, appearance, and skin health. 

Rashes may also be a sign of an underlying medical condition, like an autoimmune disease or dangerous infection.

Seeking professional care for a rash is the first step in determining the cause and receiving appropriate treatment. With a team of board-certified dermatologists, Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care provides comprehensive, personalized care for all types of rashes.

What do rashes look and feel like?

Every rash has different characteristics. However, many share key features such as:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Inflammation
  • Texture changes
  • Warmth
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Distinct borders
  • Fluid-filled blisters
  • Peeling or cracking

Some rashes also have specific patterns, like circular rings or linear arrangements.

Are there different types of rashes?

Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care provides comprehensive care for many types of rashes, including:

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that often results in itchy, red rashes.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis, caused by exposure to irritants or allergens, leads to redness, itching, and, at times, blistering on the skin.


Folliculitis manifests as red, pimple-like bumps when the hair follicles become irritated and inflamed.

Granuloma annulare

Granuloma annulare appears as raised, ring-shaped lesions with depressed centers. It can affect people of all ages.

Nummular dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis causes coin-shaped patches of itchy, irritated skin. These lesions can crust over, crack, and ooze without proper care.

What causes rashes?

Many underlying conditions, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices can trigger a rash, including:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Medications
  • Environmental factors (cold weather, sun exposure, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, menstruation)

Determining the underlying cause of a rash is essential to develop a personalized treatment that minimizes your symptoms and prevents recurrences.

What are the most effective treatments for rashes?

Effectively treating a rash depends on its underlying cause. Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care offers many rash treatments, including:

  • Topical or oral corticosteroids
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal creams
  • Cold compresses
  • Trigger avoidance
  • Emollients and moisturizers
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors

Many prescription medications and combination treatments can also soothe and prevent rashes. Call Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.