Rashes are very common in all ages, from infants to seniors, and nearly everyone will have some type of rash at some point in their life.
Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You typically get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.
Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days.
Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.
Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms that you are concerned about, please come and visit Dr. Lamoureux.