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There are several different skin conditions that can potentially cause a rash. Some of the common triggers of a rash include:

  • Cellulitis (bacterial infection that affects deep layers of the skin)
  • Lichen planus (bumps that appear on the skin or inside the mouth)
  • Pityriasis rosea (disease that causes groups of patches on your skin)

Depending on its cause, a skin rash may include some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Groups of bumps or patches, or just a single area
  • Itchy
  • Painful
  • Raised
  • Red
  • Warm to the touch


Antibiotic Medication
If an infection has caused your rash, the dermatologist will likely prescribe an antibiotic medication to clear up the infection.

Topical Creams or Ointments
Your dermatologist may recommend an over-the-counter cream or ointment — or prescribe a medicated cream — that you need to apply directly to the affected skin at regular intervals.

Antihistamine Medication
Your dermatologist may recommend that you take oral (by mouth) antihistamine medication to help control any itching associated with your rash.


Physical Exam
Through a medical examination of your skin, as well as a thorough review of your health history, we can accurately determine the cause of your rash. Doing so will allow our dermatologists to formulate an effective treatment plan just for you.

Why Choose UHealth?

World-class leaders in skin care treatment. University of Miami Health System is recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in caring for conditions and disorders of the skin. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide superior, personalized treatments for rashes.

Compassionate care in an academic medical center. Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long-term, short-term, or regenerative skin treatments, you will benefit from the state-of-the-art technology and latest medical advancements developed by our researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. You will receive the most accurate diagnosis and a detailed plan available to keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy.

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