Skin Rash Treatment
Get treatment for skin rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy at iCare ER & Urgent Care in Frisco and Fort Worth, TX . Staffed with an experienced team of medical practitioners who can diagnose and treat you promptly and effectively, iCare is prepared for mild rashes to allergic reactions to insect bites, and everything in between. iCare offers both Er and Urgent Care services all in one location; This means you can receive the level of care you need, never overpaying.
A general rash is identifiable by its redness, itchiness, and red streaks. A heat rash usually develops on the head, neck, or shoulders and comes with small red dots or raised bumps. Hives are small bumps or raised areas with redness, and blisters are bumps filled with fluid. Poison ivy can present itself as either a general, itchy rash or a rash of blisters. Insect bites are generally raised and reddish bumps. They may be itchy and if infected, come with a host of other symptoms as described below that may require medical attention.
Types of Skin Injuries
While some rashes are not seriously threatening, some symptoms necessitate a visit to iCare. If you attempt to treat your rash at home but it doesn’t go away after 7 days or even gets worse, you should come into iCare so that our trained team of medical practitioners can treat it. Other signs that you should seek medical treatment for your rash include fever, signs of infection, or sudden illness, or if your symptoms get so intense or painful that you are severely uncomfortable.
Pesky bug bites can pose serious medical problems if you are allergic to the bug, if it carries a disease, if the bite gets infected, or if the bug is poisonous. If you begin experiencing wheezing, hives, nausea and vomiting, intense sneezing, difficulty swallowing, chest tightness, itching and swelling of the face, or difficulty breathing you should be seen immediately at iCare ER & Urgent Care or call 911.
Infected bug bites can also cause severe medical issues, so if redness or swelling continues for more than 72 hours and you develop a fever, you should seek medical care.
Poison ivy, while irritating, can often be treated at home. However, if it is located or has spread to your genitals or to your face, especially the mouth or eyes, you should be seen by a medical professional. Additionally, if you have a fever, headache, pus, or severe redness, you should see one of our trained physicians as soon as possible.
Seeking Medical Care – Skin Rash Treatment
If you are experiencing mild to severe symptoms of a rash, an insect bite, or poison ivy, our experienced team at iCare can help. Whether you are located in Frisco or Fort Worth, our team has the tools and experience to treat you. Our facilities also feature private and comfortable exam rooms and on-site laboratory.
Depending on the type of skin injury and the severity, when you come into iCare, your visit will begin with a physical exam and a medical history interview. One of our medical practitioners will ask you questions about your rash or insect bites to get a better understanding of your condition. Further tests, such as blood tests, may be required to diagnose your skin injury. After your diagnosis, we will begin treatment as soon as possible, which will usually include either oral or topical medication Next time you become in need of emergency or urgent care, visit one of our convenient DFW locations.