Rash Evaluation and Treatment

Rash Evaluation and Treatment:

Symptoms of rash may vary, but patients typically report a noticeable skin change, such as red, itchy skin, or a number of other visual or sensory changes in the skin.  +/- fever or other general symptoms.  Signs or rash typically include a rash on exam by the physician +/- fever or other general signs. 

Diagnosis is most often made by medical history, exam, and potential lab work in certain cases. Differential Diagnosis depends on the rash presentation.  Common diagnoses would be Dermatitis, Eczema, Shingles, Poison ivy, Infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal), and other dermatological diagnoses. 

Treatment depends on the rash presentation and diagnosis.  Often topical or oral steroids are prescribed, but of course depends on the clinical situation and physician’s discretion.  If rash is determined to be infectious, then antibiotics, antivirals, or antifungals might be prescribed.  

How Doctor Online Oklahoma can help with rash evaluation and treatment: We will take a detailed medical history and will do a video physical exam of the skin area in question.  We may prescribe steroids, antibiotics, antivirals, or antifungals depending on the diagnosis given and case-by-case basis.  We may have other recommendations and we can give detailed, yet efficient guidance as to your next step in effective care. 

This post may not be your only resource for the evaluation and treatment of rash but is meant to provide information on the condition and how Doctor Online Oklahoma might be able to help.  For more information, see this article with additional information about certain rashes. Also, please see our medical services page for more information on additional medical conditions we treat.  See our schedule page for more information or to schedule an appointment with Doctor Online Oklahoma.  Visit our contact page if you have any questions about rash or any other general conditions.  

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