About Skin Rashes
A rash is a broad term used to describe any type of discoloration or inflammation on the skin. Rashes may include skin conditions, such as hives, heat rash, athlete's foot, and contact dermatitis. Often, rashes happen because of an infection that's fungal, parasitic, viral, or bacterial. Certain rashes aren't infectious, but others may spread when left untreated. For patients experiencing a rash that's causing distress, contact Houston Premier Dermatology in Houston, TX and schedule a consultation with Dr. Catherine Papasakelariou. She will evaluate your skin condition and develop a treatment plan that helps relieve your symptoms.
"Dr. Papasakalariou is a wonderful doctor, bubbling over with personality and enthusiasm, as well as being a very fine skilled dermatologist. Her staff are also very warm, pleasant, and helpful. It is a joy to come to this practice. Mel Pichanick, MD"- M.P. / Google / Dec 14, 2020
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dr. P has the magic touch! Not only is she incredible in her field of practice, but she is an advocate for a woman’s natural beauty! She strongly encourages women to be confident in their skin and to make choices out of freedom not pressure. I am a 32 yr old woman and made the choice to get Dysport in order to get a softer look. The day of my appointment I advised her as to where my troubled areas were and she gave her professional advice on where to safely apply the Dysport. A WOW were the results I received! Thank you Dr. P for making my appointments and results a 5 ⭐️ WOW!"- A.B. / Google / Dec 14, 2020
"I loved my experience with Dr. P! A month prior to my visit, I had gone to another dermatologist and the experience was a waste of time and money. I was only seen by the PA and never a doctor, and the office visit was a quick 5 minutes. When I found Dr. P, I was so impressed with her genuine demeanor and how long she stayed in the room listening to all of my concerns. I walked out feeling confident and pleased with the visit. I would highly recommend Dr. P to everyone."- R.N. / Google / Nov 27, 2020
"Certainly easy to understand why this clinic has so many 5 star reviews. I called a couple weeks ago to make an appointment as a new patient for an annual skin cancer screening. It can sometimes be a bit dreadful calling doctors offices, but I was amazed with the patience of the receptionist as well as her willingness to answer my questions. Today I had my appointment, and it went every bit as great as my phone call to set it up. The Dr. was attentive, thorough, and gave me a lot of information and suggestions. She explained everything in a way which was easy to understand. I could not have been more impressed, and will certainly look forward to going back next year."- D.W. / Google / Nov 19, 2020
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There isn't necessarily any single cause of a rash because of the many varying factors. Generally, a rash develops when someone comes into contact with something that leads to an infection or allergic reaction. Things like cleaning compounds, certain soaps or lotions, pollen, and animal dander can cause an allergic response that contributes to the beginning of a rash. Thousands of different viruses and bacteria might play a part as well. Patients with hay fever, sensitive skin, allergies, and asthma are more likely to experience rashes.
Rashes may have distinct types and exhibit varying symptoms. Rashes have various textures and may feel dry, wet, bumpy, blistered, or cracked to the touch. Frequent symptoms include redness or discoloration to the surface of the skin, blisters, inflammation, itching, stinging, and burning. Patients can experience mild to severe symptoms, and the rash could cover a large or small region of your body. A rash may develop just about anywhere on your body where bacteria or infection has contaminated your skin.
Treatments will vary for all patients and depends on the type of rash you have. During your consultation, Dr. Papasakelariou will methodically inspect your skin to determine a diagnosis and create a treatment plan. She will assess the kind of rash, its location, and severity. To help determine the treatment, she may perform various tests to determine the type of rash, such as scraping the skin or performing a biopsy. After diagnosing the problem, Dr. Papasakelariou might prescribe medication or give you instructions on how to manage it with other treatments. However, an antibacterial, antifungal, or antibiotic topical cream or gel is generally used to alleviate and address symptoms.
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Rashes may cause redness, major discomfort, and itching. Don't put off your much-needed relief anymore. Contact Houston Premier Dermatology in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Papasakelariou today. She can create a personalized treatment plan that relieves your symptoms and helps you feel more comfortable.