Rashes are among the most common reasons why patients seek medical care, and the most common reason for new patient visits to dermatologists. The causes of generalized rash are numerous, but most common rashes improve spontaneously or with simple measures, such as avoiding the trigger. Rash outbreaks may be red, bumpy, and itchy. Or rashes can be scaly, itchy, blistery or patchy. Skin rash may be due to an underlying disease condition or physical cause such as excessive heat, and other external factors like burns.
It is important to look beyond the appearance of the rash itself and search for clues from the patient’s history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and skin biopsy to make an accurate diagnosis. When in doubt, visit urgent care near me for evaluation and treatment of your rash.