Rashes may manifest as patches, hives, or vesicles and can exhibit redness, itchiness, scaliness, or dryness. They can arise in a localized area or spread across the entire body. While most rashes are not life-threatening, some may indicate a more serious underlying condition.
If you have a rash and experience any of the following symptoms, promptly seek medical attention from our board-certified dermatologists: widespread rash, rash accompanied by fever, sudden and rapid rash spreading, blistering rash, painful rash, or infected rash.
Also known as shingles, it is a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (the same virus that causes chickenpox). It typically presents as a painful rash with fluid-filled blisters, following the distribution of a nerve or dermatome.
A chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, painful nodules or boils, typically in areas with apocrine sweat glands, such as the armpits, groin, and buttocks. It can lead to recurrent abscesses and scarring.