So, you woke up with a rash on your face. What do you do next?
- Embrace it and break into some “Really Rosie” with Carole King
- Google it
- Call FastMed Urgent Care
There is no wrong answer here. However, FastMed Urgent Care is the only option that can quickly clear up that rash! Located throughout Arizona and North Carolina, FastMed has extended hours during the week, on weekends, and on holidays to ensure you get the care you need when you need it. Because let’s face it, rashes are not accustomed to schedules, especially not yours.
What Are Some Common Causes, Symptoms, and Signs of Rashes?
Rashes have many causes, including infections, heat, allergies, immune disorders, and medications. Here are some of the most common rashes that occur on the face:
- Eczema is a chronic condition that causes itchy skin and most often appears as patches on the face, neck, torso, or limbs.
- Psoriasis is a condition that affects more than 46% of the world’s population and can cause an itchy rash above your lip, around your forehead, and near your hairline.
- Heat rash develops when perspiration gets trapped under your skin due to blocked heat ducts, and symptoms typically include a prickly feeling paired with intense itching.
- Allergic reaction is an immune response to substances that are usually not harmful, but your body perceives them to be.
What is the best way to treat a rash on my face?
It can be difficult to treat a rash without knowing its underlying cause. Some home remedies can help sooth your rash, but won’t do much in terms of curing it:
- Vitamin E
- Cold compress or ice pack (helps relieve itching)
- Oatmeal bath
When should I see a doctor?
There is never any harm in seeing a medical professional, and seeing one can actually have you feeling better more quickly. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, it is highly advised that you see a doctor immediately:
- The rash covers most of your body
- You develop blisters over the rash
- You are having trouble breathing
- You are experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, or both
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