Double board-certified in internal medicine and dermatology, Dr. Weishar has been working with patients in Bucks County and Montgomery County to treat rashes. As a top 3% ExpertInjector™, in addition to being Luminary and trainer for Cutera Lasers, Dr. Weishar is committed to all aspects of cosmetic dermatology.
Her dedication has made her a leader in this field, helping patients overcome their issues and experience the confidence that comes with healthy, radiant skin. Let Dr. Weishar assist in narrowing down the cause of your rash and develop a plan to clear your skin and help prevent future flares.
Heat rash, diaper rash, and food and drug allergies are the most common, but many things can be responsible for rash outbreaks. Psoriasis, eczema and lupus are examples of chronic illnesses that cause rash flare-ups.
The appearance of a rash is usually red, inflamed skin. There can be bumps or blisters and the rash can be small or spread across the body.
Sometimes rashes are a fleeting, singular occurrence. Other times, rashes are the skin’s reaction to a larger problem. It is important to visit a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the issue.
Some rashes such as those caused by herpes, ringworm, measles, and other viral infections are contagious. Others, such as those caused by allergies, chronic illness and dermatitis, are not.
There are many different types of treatment depending on the cause of the rash.
Fungal infections such as ringworm and candida are treated by oral (ex: fluconazole) or topical (ex: clotrimazole) antifungal medication which takes a few days to work and eventually kills the fungus and stops it from spreading.
Most viral infections such as chickenpox pass without intervention and the rashes follow. More severe viruses such as herpes need intervention in order to minimize the symptoms it causes. Examples of oral antiviral medication include Zovirax, Valtrex, and Cytovene.
The most common bacterial rash issues are caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. Both are treated with oral antibiotics which kill the bacteria and end the rash. Staph infections are usually treated with dicloxacillin and cephalosporin antibiotics. Strep infections are usually treated with penicillin or erythromycin.
Non-infectious rashes are commonly treated with oral or topical steroids. There are many versions that are prescribed based on the cause of the rash.
A rash can be itchy, irritating, and unsightly. It can also be the symptom of a more serious issue. Trust your skin to expert dermatologist Dr. Margo Weishar, named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors of 2017. The most trusted dermatologist in the Bucks County and Montgomery County area, Dr. Weishar will diagnose and treat your rash, leaving you with healthier skin and more confidence. Turn red, itchy patches into healthy, undamaged skin. Book your consultation today to begin managing your rash and improving your skin.