Professional treatment for rashes in Algonquin
DSI Telehealth Rashes
Do you have a rash, well we need to evaluate that at dermatology specialists of Illinois and we'll do that virtually? We'll do it through popular apps like tell the dermatology apps like facetime zoom or WhatsApp and one of our providers will go through with you what's been going on and get you a treatment plan together and if you need prescriptions, we'll even mail them to your home. So call us or text us at eight four seven four five eight seven five four six and get that rash evaluated. That's eight four seven four five eight seventy-five forty-six.
Rash is a general term for a variety of conditions that result in symptoms such as inflammation,
changes in skin color and texture, itching, and discomfort. Initially, many rashes don’t seem to be significant. You might be tempted to ignore them or treat them with over-the-counter medications. However, a rash can be an
indication of a more serious situation, and scratching could lead to secondary infection or scarring. It is best to schedule a visit to Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
a professional look at rashes. Algonquin
-area patients trust Dr. Vic Khanna
for accurate diagnosis and gentle, effective treatment.
Common types of rashes
- Allergic – Irritation may be caused by contact with skin care products, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, or fabric softener. Metals (especially alloys containing nickel), adhesives, nail polish, plants, and latex
are additional culprits. Allergic skin reactions may occur from oral or topical medications, or foods. Allergy-related rashes usually present as redness, bumps that may ooze, welts, and itching.
- Bacterial – Symptoms caused by Lyme disease and scarlet fever are examples of bacterial rashes. They occur when bacteria, usually in the staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus pyogenes families, infiltrate broken
skin from even a small wound. It is important to correctly identify the bacterial strain causing the rash, for effective treatment.
- Autoimmune – Those suffering from disorders of the immune system such as lupus, scleroderma, or dermatomyositis may experience inflammatory rashes when the body misdirects an immune reaction toward healthy skin tissues.
Often, it is impossible to determine what was touched or eaten to trigger the rash, but symptoms may be addressed to relieve discomfort and clear the skin.
- Viral – Rashes in children, other than eczema, are often viral in nature. Chickenpox, measles, roseola, and fifth disease usually resolve naturally without medical intervention. However, symptoms mimic other conditions,
so professional diagnosis is recommended. Dr. Khanna can also recommend treatments to relieve itching and minimize the risk of lifelong scars.
Dr. Khanna is experienced in visual identification of rashes, and the Dermatology Specialists of Illinois facility is equipped for testing and biopsy to aid in diagnosis. Because each patient and skin type is different, Dr. Khanna customizes care.
Treatment may include topical or oral medications, light therapies, high quality skin care products, and recommendations for lifestyle changes to prevent rashes from recurring.
(844) 307-7546 for the qualified care of a Board-certified dermatologist
, in the Algonquin
and Lake in the Hills area.