Rash Treatment in South Fallsburg, NY
Usually, a rash isn’t something to worry about too much, but it can be an indication of an underlying problem. Sometimes it’s best to just go to urgent care for treatment. They’ll be able to examine the rash quickly and provide whatever treatment you’ll need right on the spot. Chai Urgent Care can handle rashes, no problem, so come see us if you need rash treatment in South Fallsburg, NY!
Will a rash go away on its own?
Rashes are annoying, especially since it can be hard to tell what a rash will do and if it will go away on its own. It may take a couple days or even a couple weeks for a rash to clear up, and this depends entirely on the cause. There are lots of different causes of rashes and lots of different types of rashes.
For example, you may have heard of eczema which is inflamed, red, scaly, and itchy skin with different causes. Common triggers for eczema tend to be stress, allergens, and skin irritants (like soaps and skin care products). By addressing these triggers, like by de-stressing or changing the product you use, you may be able to reduce your symptoms, or you might try another method like topical treatment.
What can I put on a skin rash?
For eczema, a fragrance-free moisturizer that contains ceramides, glycerin, and/or mineral oil will likely help. Sometimes, though, an over-the-counter or prescription cream or ointment with hydrocortisone or cortisone will be the best treatment. This will help with controlling the itching, swelling, and redness.
There are other common conditions like lichen planus which causes shiny, flat-topped bumps on the skin. For this condition and possibly others, the best treatment may be an anti-itch product like an antihistamine. Sometimes the best treatment for a severe rash is a steroid shot, prednisone, or another drug that suppresses the immune system.
Because there are so many different types of rashes, many different causes, and many different treatments, it’s often best to get professional care at a clinic like ours.
Can urgent care treat rashes?
Yes, definitely. Urgent care can easily handle rashes by identifying the cause and then addressing the cause, not just the symptoms. You might need to go to urgent care for a rash if:
- The symptoms cause you significant discomfort, become more frequent, or become severe
- You have other symptoms too, like fever, an ill feeling, or signs of infection
- The rash doesn’t go away after self-treatment or after seven days
- The rash gets worse after self-treatment
- Your rash has already been diagnosed and addressed but, after two weeks, still hasn’t gone away
Urgent care is the best place to go for rash treatment. They can see you right away, without the need for an appointment, and in many cases, they can treat you right on the spot. Also, rash treatment at urgent care is affordable for most patients and as easy as treatment gets. An urgent care clinic like Chai Urgent Care can see patients of any age, including children and seniors, so you can bring in a loved one if they need treatment.
Do you offer rash treatment in South Fallsburg, NY?
Yes, we do! Chai Urgent Care offers rash treatment near you in South Fallsburg. Please see our Locations page for this location’s address and contact information. You’re more than welcome to book an appointment with us, if you like, but you can just come see us in-person if you’d like on-the-spot rash treatment.
We look forward to seeing you here at Chai Urgent Care in South Fallsburg, NY!