Rashes & Allergic Reactions

One of the most common reasons for new patients to come into Wilson Dermatology is an unsightly, uncomfortable, itchy rash. Developing a rash may affect you both physically and emotionally — compromising your quality of life. If the rash is not responding to your over-the-counter medications, the providers at Wilson Dermatology are ready to diagnose and treat your stubborn rash, allergy, or other skin condition.

Rash & Skin Allergy Treatment Options

Rashes range in severity and can be caused by many different issues. It is essential to understand the type of rash on your skin to relieve the discomfort and treat it appropriately. Some of the most common rashes are infectious, caused by a skin allergy, autoimmune, or caused by environmental irritants or plants. Some types of rashes are hives, eczema, psoriasis, lupus, and contact dermatitis.

To administer the correct treatment, your doctor will need to make a proper diagnosis. This will involve analyzing your medical history, the location and pattern of the rash, its duration, and occupational exposures. Depending on the case, additional testing may be necessary.

Depending on the cause of the rash or skin allergy, your dermatologist may opt for any of the following treatment options:


Medications can be used both for rashes caused by infections or a skin allergy. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, while oral antihistamines can reduce itching caused by an allergic reaction.

Steroid Creams and Ointments

Topical steroids are anti-inflammatory agents that are applied to soothe itching and calm down inflammation. They are commonly used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and allergic or contact dermatitis

Immunosuppressant (Biologics)

These medicines are most commonly injectable and are used to treat severe cases of atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Biologics target specific areas of the immune system that may be causing your rash.

Oatmeal Baths

When you have dry, itchy skin rashes, soaking in a warm bath with oatmeal can provide much-needed relief. Your doctor may recommend oatmeal bath products that are available at your local drugstore.

Gentle Skin Care

Practicing gentle skin care will help with dryness and keeping your skin barrier intact. Our dermatologists recommend short showers in lukewarm water, once daily. Use gentle soaps, avoid washcloths, then apply moisturizers immediately after showering.

When Should I Consult a Dermatologist?

Most rashes and skin allergies are not life-threatening. However, certain types of rashes can be an indication of a more serious condition. When your medical concerns are worsening, you should call our office to schedule an appointment for treatment. Symptoms to watch out for include rashes that are accompanied by a fever, sudden and rapidly spreading rashes, and blistered, painful, or infected rashes. Instead of treating such rashes on your own, you should visit an experienced dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Why Choose Wilson Dermatology?

While you’re looking for dependable rash treatment options, consult a team of certified dermatologists with a proven track record — like the one at Wilson Dermatology! We have professionals specializing in skincare to ensure you get the best possible rash or treatment for a skin allergy. Our knowledgeable staff will also offer you expert advice on skincare.

We make it easy for our patients to book appointments promptly to get started with the treatment of a rash or skin allergy as early as possible. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment!