Health Tips

When To Seek Treatment For A Rash

Does your skin itch from time to time over your whole body, or in certain areas, like your arms or legs? Rashes can occur without any visible changes, but more often than not it is associated with redness, bumps or dry skin. While it can usually be treated with either a moisturizer or an anti-itch cream, sometimes it can last a long time and be intense. If you scratch the affected area, the itchiness tends to get worse, and you may even cause damage to your skin or an infection.

Causes of Rashes

Possible causes of itchy skin include:

 

 

 

Self-Care Options

There are a number of lifestyle and home remedies you can follow for temporary relief:

 

 

 

 

 

When to See a Doctor

See a doctor or dermatologist if the itching:

 

Weekly Health Tips are brought to you by UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice. Offering primary and specialty care under one roof, UCF Health treats patients age 16 and up in primary care and age 18 and up for specialty care. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Two locations are now open: the original in East Orlando at Quadrangle and University boulevards just blocks from the main UCF campus, and the newest one in Medical City at Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. Information for both facilities can be found at UCFHealth.com, or call (407) 266-DOCS to schedule an appointment.

 

Weekly Health Tips are brought to you by UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice. Offering primary and specialty care under one roof, UCF Health treats patients age 16 and up in primary care and age 18 and up for specialty care. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Two locations are now open: the original in East Orlando at Quadrangle and University boulevards just blocks from the main UCF campus and in Medical City at Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. Schedule an appointment online today.

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