Rashes Specialist

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Rashes services offered in Fayetteville, Griffin and Zebulon, GA

Skin rashes are itchy and uncomfortable. At Fayette Area Dermatology in Fayetteville, Griffin, and Zebulon, Georgia, board-certified dermatologist James Sandwich, MD, MPH, and Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, offer topical ointments, oral medications, and laser treatments to eliminate skin rashes. Prevention and early detection enable the team to address skin rashes before they impact your quality of life. Call the location nearest you or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Rashes Q&A

What are rashes?

Rashes are areas of red, irritated, inflamed skin. Many skin rashes are itchy and uncomfortable. Others cause raw skin or blisters. Diagnosing a rash is the best way to develop a targeted treatment plan that relieves your symptoms. 

Whether you have a red, scaly rash or a raw, itchy lesion, the team at Fayette Area Dermatology can find the right treatment for you. They understand how important prevention and early detection are when addressing rashes. Early intervention can help protect your skin against unnecessary damage.

What are the different types of skin rashes?

The Fayette Area Dermatology team provides prevention, early detection, and treatment for all types of rashes, including:

Atopic dermatitis

The most common form of eczema, atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that causes red, scaly, and itchy patches of skin. Most people develop atopic dermatitis on the back of the knees, inside the elbows, or on the neck, but it can occur anywhere.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a type of skin irritation that happens when you touch an allergen, such as nickel in jewelry, cosmetics, or fragrances. Identifying your triggers is one of the simplest ways to minimize your symptoms.

Bacterial infections

Bacterial skin infections cause red, tender, or swollen areas of skin.


Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes patches of scaly skin. The scalp, face, elbows, knees, and legs are the most common areas where psoriasis develops.


Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. The rash commonly develops on the trunk of the body and appears as a strip of swollen blisters.

Lichen planus

Lichen planus is an immune response that causes itchy, flat-topped bumps. Without treatment, lichen planus can develop into painful open sores.

Some rashes are symptoms of underlying conditions, such as Lyme disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). The earlier the Fayette Area Dermatology team diagnoses your condition, the sooner they can develop the right treatment plan for you.

What are the treatments for rashes?

The type of treatment recommended depends on the cause of your rash. Common treatments for skin rashes include:

  • Trigger avoidance
  • Stress reduction
  • Topical ointments
  • Antihistamines
  • Oral medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Moisturizers
  • Steroid creams

To learn more about skin rashes, call Fayette Area Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.