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By Atlas Dermatology
October 03, 2016
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: rash  

Itching for a solution to a persistent rash? We can help!

Rashes can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and can lead to further problems if they're not treated. If you are suffering from a rash, turn rashto Atlas Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA for help. Dr. W. Trent Massengale, Dr. Jessica Leblanc and Dr. Ashley Record want to help you clear up your rash comfortably and effectively. Here's how:

Common types of rashes

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is one of the most prevalent rashes our Baton Rouge dermatologists diagnose. It is a chronic, or ongoing skin condition that causes a red, itchy rash that comes and goes on the face, chest, arms, and legs. Contact dermatitis produces a blistered rash that is the result of an allergic reaction to something: certain types of metal, plants or chemicals. Psoriasis, a condition that causes skin cells to die off too rapidly, is extremely itchy and can even be painful. Rosacea is another type of rash that flares up on the face due to various triggers like sun exposure or cold weather.

Treating rashes

Your Baton Rouge dermatologist will consult with you about your health history and the nature of your rashes to help make a diagnosis. Oftentimes, taking steps to avoid the trigger that causes a reaction on your skin is enough to keep it under control. Other conditions will need medicated creams, oral medication or light therapy to bring relief. It's important that you follow your Baton Rouge dermatology professional's instructions not only to determine the cause of the rash but to treat it effectively as well.

You don't have to live with uncomfortable, itchy rashes. Contacting Atlas Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA is the first step toward being more comfortable in your own skin. We look forward to hearing from you!

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