Rashes and Roseola FAQs

There are a wide variety of skin rashes and all of them are treated differently.  The team of board-certified pediatricians at Pediatrics Healthcare Associates, diagnose rashes, and offer customized treatments to protect your child’s health.  Call Pediatrics Healthcare Associates today for expert care through telemedicine.

Some of the most common rashes we see via telemedicine are:

Rashes can also occur as part of a viral infection and in some cases, bacterial infections. The cause of the rash and your recent history will be very helpful in making an accurate diagnosis.

It’s important to keep your rash clean and try your best not to scratch or touch the involved area. You and your online provider can help determine the severity of your rash, what type it is, and what kind of treatment is needed. They can help determine if a referral to an in-person provider is required.

During your telemedicine visit, your provider will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine the severity of your rash. With our video capabilities, you can bring your phone, tablet, or desktop with video close to the outbreak, so your provider can get a clear view. Your diagnosis will be based on the physical exam, duration, severity of symptoms, and your medical history.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your provider will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for the rash is different depending on the severity and type.

Options for treatment of rashes may include:

  • Calamine lotion

  • Hydrocortisone cream

  • Oral antihistamines (Benadryl, Zyrtec, etc.)

  • A cool compress 

  • In more advanced cases oral steroids may be necessary


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