"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions.

Rashes can be a symptom for other skin problems. The most prevalent of these are:

  • Atopic Dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.
  • Bacterial Infections, such as impetigo.
  • Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen.
  • Chronic skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Fungal Infections, such as ringworm and yeast infection.
  • Viral Infections, such as shingles.

A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, liver disease, kidney disease or some types of cancers. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a few weeks, make an appointment to see one of our dermatologists to have it properly diagnosed and treated.

Apple Valley Office
18145 US Highway 18
Suite A
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Phone (760) 242-7546
Fax (760) 242-5599

Menifee Office
29798 Haun Road
Suite 204
Menifee, CA. 92586
Phone (951) 672-3300

Fax (951) 672-3088

San Bernardino Office
399 E. Highland Ave. 
Suite 524 
San Bernardino, CA 92404 
Phone (909) 886-6904 
Fax (909) 881-6424