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Do I need to see a dermatologist for skin allergies?

Skin rashes are a pain, especially when they are tender and itchy. Many patients will develop a rash when they have a certain allergy. Touching this allergen, whether it’s a fragrance or a chemical, can cause an unsightly rash that can be incredibly bothersome. Patients in South Miami, FL who develop a rash after contact with a certain ingredient will want to make note of the items they have been in contact with or have eating to narrow the trigger. Others may be unsure how to identify the reason for the rash. In some instances, there are cases where a patient will want to consult with a professional at the Skin Center of South Miami to discuss further treatment. This is especially true if other conditions persist as well, indicating a more serious problem than just a skin allergen. 

When should I see a dermatologist for a skin allergy? 

In most situations, patients can use over-the-counter products to control the itching while the rash subsides. Avoidance of the allergen can also help reduce the severity of the reaction. However, there are times when a patient will want to see a medical professional when they have a rash or accompanying concerns. Below are a few situations in which patients might want to connect with a doctor to resolve their issues: 

  •         Over-the-counter medications are no longer helping
  •         The rash hasn’t gone away over several days
  •         The rash develops fast and spreads rapidly
  •         Blisters or pustules are developing with the rash
  •         Swelling in the mouth, including the throat and tongue
  •         Breathlessness
  •         Joint pain and body aches
  •         Fever
  •         Skin tenderness

When any of these problems accompany a rash, it may be time to work with a professional to seek assistance. In the event of a serious allergic reaction that is life-threatening, patients should visit the nearest emergency room or call 911. 

Call the Skin Center of South Miami today 

If you reside in the community of South Miami, FL and are in need of visiting a dermatologist to clear a rash or skin condition, connect with our practice today by calling (305) 740-6181. Our facility is located at 7800 SW 57th Avenue, Suite #110 and accepts new patients.  


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