Rashes services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ


The itching, flaking, and irritation of sudden or ongoing rashes can interfere with your daily and nightly routines and make it hard to focus on anything else. For prompt, effective rash treatment, contact the team of skilled dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists, with locations in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona. They can determine the cause of your rash and tailor your treatment accordingly. Learn more by calling the nearest office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Rashes Q&A

What are rashes, and what causes them?

Rashes are patches of irritated skin that usually appear when you’ve been exposed to a particular trigger. They might develop slowly or rapidly and can impact your skin’s health, comfort, and appearance.

They can be caused by medical conditions, lifestyle choices, or environmental factors. These may include:

  • Medications
  • Cold weather
  • Stress
  • Sun exposure
  • Allergies
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Infections
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hormonal changes

They can also indicate another underlying condition, such as an infection or autoimmune disorder. Seek professional advice for troublesome rashes to ensure quick relief and protect your future health.

What are common types of rashes?

Skin Care Specialists can offer effective care for a variety of rashes, some of the most common being:


If you notice hair follicles becoming inflamed and forming pimple-like, reddish bumps, you may have folliculitis.

Atopic dermatitis

This is an inflammatory skin condition that often causes extremely itchy rashes.

Granuloma annulare

Granuloma annulare affects people of all ages and manifests as round, ring-shaped bumps with sunken centers.

Contact dermatitis

This form of rash may be unfortunately familiar to many, as it is caused by the skin encountering allergens or other irritants. Depending on the severity of your reaction, the rash may be red, itchy, or even blister.

Nummular dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis results in round patches of irritated skin that may itch, crack, ooze, and crust over. 

What rash symptoms should I watch out for?

The type and severity of your symptoms may vary, but generally pay close attention when you experience:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Bumps, blisters, or pustules
  • Scaling or flaking
  • Swelling
  • Pain

In addition to these symptoms, you should seek guidance if your rash spreads to other areas of your body.

What treatments can help with rashes?

After a comprehensive examination, your Skin Care Specialists provider will personalize your treatment plan. They may recommend:

  • Antihistamines
  • Moisturizers and emollients
  • Antibiotics or antifungal medications
  • Topical steroids
  • Calamine lotion
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Avoiding common triggers

In addition to following your treatment plan, there may be steps you can take to actively fight rashes and prevent flare-ups. These lifestyle changes may include establishing a skincare routine, using mild soaps, wearing well-fitted clothing made of natural materials, and keeping your skin properly hydrated.

Call Skin Care Specialists or book an appointment online for prompt, effective care for rashes.