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Rashes Specialist

HK Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

An irritating rash that appears red or bumpy and causes intense itching can disrupt your daily activities or make it hard to sleep. At HK Dermatology in San Juan Capistrano, California, the experienced medical team specializes in diagnosing the underlying cause of your skin rash so they can prescribe effective treatments. If you have a rash and need relief from bothersome symptoms, call to schedule an exam at either office location or use the online booking system.

Rashes Q & A

What causes skin rashes?

There are many different reasons why you may have red, itchy, swollen areas of skin. Skin rashes are often symptoms of a variety of underlying medical problems. For example, you may have psoriasis or eczema, both of which are chronic conditions that cause skin rashes and itching. Other common types of skin rashes that cause pain and itching include:

  • Shingles
  • Contact dermatitis, a form of eczema
  • Heat rash
  • Allergic reactions to medications
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Insect bites
  • Impetigo
  • Diaper rash
  • Chickenpox and measles
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Scabies
  • Cellulitis

If you develop a severe rash all over your body, or a rash develops after taking a prescription medication, seek immediate medical attention. In some cases, if the rash is mild and appears to be a reaction to a change in laundry detergent, soap, or an environmental pollutant, you may be able to treat symptoms with over-the-counter ointments and at-home remedies.

When should I see a doctor about a rash?

If you experience skin irritations along with a fever, difficulty breathing, or a severe headache, seek immediate medical care.

If you have a rash with joint pain, a sore throat, or an insect bite, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with the experienced dermatologists and nurse practitioners at HK Dermatology. The compassionate medical team diagnoses the cause of your rash and prescribes an effective treatment plan to alleviate symptoms.

What is scabies?

Scabies is a contagious rash that comes from microscopic mites that live deep within your skin. You develop an allergic reaction to the mites, resulting in severe itching and small red bumps on the surface of your skin. While scabies can quickly spread from person to person with physical contact, it can also be easily treated with topical medications.

If you or a family member notice tiny red blisters or bumps on your skin, particularly between the fingers, under the arms, or on the knees, and itching is unbearable, especially at night, make an appointment at HK Dermatology. These symptoms may also be a sign of a chronic skin condition. The team at HK Dermatology expertly identifies the underlying cause of your rash and other symptoms so you can get long-lasting relief.

Call either office location or request an appointment online to receive the care you need for itchy rashes and other skin irritations.