Crumay Parnes Associates, Inc.

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
104 Erford Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone 717-763-7685 | Fax 717-975-2950  

 

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions.

Rashes can be a symptom for other skin problems. The most prevalent of these are:

  • Atopic Dermatitis , the most common form of eczema.
  • Bacterial Infections , such as impetigo.
  • Contact Dermatitis , a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen.
  • Chronic skin problems , such as acne, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Fungal Infections , such as ringworm and yeast infection.
  • Viral Infections , such as shingles.

A rash may be a sign of a more serious illness, such as Lyme Disease, liver disease, kidney disease or some types of cancers. If you experience a rash that does not go away on its own after a few weeks, make an appointment to see one of our dermatologists to have it properly diagnosed and treated.

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery - 104 Erford Road, Camp Hill, PA, 17011 - 717-763-7685