Dermatologists located in Bluefield, Radford and Wytheville, VA and Beckley, Princeton and Oak Hill, WV


Rashes can range from mild irritation to more severe conditions. Derm One, with locations in Bluefield, Radford, and Wytheville, Virginia, as well as Beckley, Princeton, and Oak Hills, West Virginia, can help you understand rashes’ causes, symptoms, and appropriate management. If you’re experiencing a rash or have specific concerns, make an appointment at one of the offices by calling or through this website. 

What causes rashes?

A rash is a change in the texture or color of the skin. Concerning rashes are usually accompanied by itching, redness, or inflammation. 

The causes of a rash include:

  • Infections
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Medication reactions
  • Environmental factors

A rash can be an indication of conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Certain foods or allergens can trigger allergic reactions, leading to skin rashes. The team can help you identify and avoid triggers if you’re prone to skin rashes. 

How do I know what kind of rash I have?

It’s hard for you to diagnose your own rash; it requires the expert care of a dermatologist like those at Derm One. Rashes can be categorized based on their appearance, such as contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or fungal infections. A detailed medical history and sometimes additional tests may be necessary for accurate diagnosis.

You should seek immediate care for a rash if it is:

  • Persistent
  • Spreading rapidly
  • Causing severe discomfort
  • Associated with other symptoms like fever or difficulty breathing

If you're unsure about the cause or appropriate treatment, you should also call the office for an appointment.

Are over-the-counter treatments effective for rashes?

For some mild rashes, over-the-counter creams may provide relief. But, it’s best to get a clear diagnosis of your specific type of rash so you can get the right type of treatment. It’s also important to follow the instructions carefully. Persistent or severe rashes may require prescription medications.

Can stress cause a skin rash?

Stress can contribute to the development or worsening of certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. The expert providers can help you learn to manage stress through relaxation techniques, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. These strategies can be beneficial in preventing or alleviating stress-related rashes.

How do you treat rashes?

Treatment depends on the specific type and cause of the rash. The Derm One team may offer topical or oral medications, lifestyle changes, or treatments for underlying medical conditions. They customize treatment plans to your needs, considering the severity and characteristics of the rash.

If you have a concerning rash, call Derm One today or use the online tool to make an appointment to have it evaluated.