“Rash” is a very general term that refers to any sort of skin outbreak that isn’t otherwise specified, but includes allergic rashes, poison ivy, medication reactions, and rare skin conditions, etc. It is best to seek care from a dermatologist specifically, if possible, concerning any outbreak on the skin. Dr. Steele is an expert in the treatment of skin, so she has experience with rashes from the common to even the most rare and knows how to treat them quickly and safely.
If there is any question what the exact diagnosis may be, a biopsy could be required which is usually done at the time of your visit. It allows a more thorough examination by a pathologist that can often make a better diagnosis by looking at a sample of your skin under the microscope.
Even if a skin biopsy is required, Dr. Steele can skillfully, effectively and quickly treat the rash to make you feel more comfortable (especially if it is itchy or tender) and also, to heal any unsightly areas on the skin. Dr. Steele will educate you on the cause of your rash, what can be done to avoid outbreaks, and develop a long-term treatment plan, if necessary.