AfterOurs Clinics - Colorado
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Rash Decisions: A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Rashes and Treatment Options

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Welcome to Rash Decisions, where we’ll explore an urgent care clinic perspective on the different types of rashes and treatment options. Rashes can be itchy, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. But fear not, we’re here to help you navigate the world of rashes and find the right treatment for you.

What Causes Rashes?

Rashes can be caused by a wide range of things, such as allergies, infections, autoimmune disorders, and even stress. The most common types of rashes include:

  • Contact dermatitis: A type of rash caused by contact with an irritating substance, such as poison ivy, nickel, or certain chemicals
  • Eczema: A chronic condition that causes dry, itchy skin and can be triggered by various factors, such as allergens or stress
  • Psoriasis: A chronic autoimmune condition that causes scaly, red patches of skin
  • Hives: A rash that appears as red, itchy, raised bumps and is often caused by an allergic reaction
  • Ringworm: A fungal infection that causes a circular, raised rash with a clear center and scaly edges

How to Treat a Rash

The treatment for a rash depends on the underlying cause and severity of the rash. Some treatment options include:

  • Topical creams or ointments, such as hydrocortisone or calamine lotion, to relieve itching and inflammation
  • Oral antihistamines, such as Benadryl or Zyrtec, to relieve itching and reduce allergic reactions
  • Oral or topical antibiotics, for bacterial infections
  • Oral or topical antifungal medication, for fungal infections
  • Avoiding triggers, such as certain foods or chemicals, that may cause an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis

When to Seek Medical Attention

While most rashes can be treated with over-the-counter medications or home remedies, some may require medical attention. Seek medical attention if:

  • Your rash is painful, spreading rapidly, or has blisters or sores
  • You have a fever, chills, or other signs of infection
  • You have difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, or other signs of a severe allergic reaction

The Urgent Care Clinic Difference

At AfterOurs Urgent Care, we understand that rashes can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. That’s why we offer quick and convenient access to medical care, with experienced providers and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat rashes.


There you have it, folks! A guide to different types of rashes and treatment options with a touch of humor and helpful information. Remember, rashes can be caused by a wide range of factors, and the treatment options depend on the underlying cause and severity of the rash. At AfterOurs Urgent Care, we’re here to help you stay healthy and make rash decisions.