Closeup of a young woman's neck with a rash, which she is scratching.
A skin rash can be both alarming and uncomfortable, emerging in various forms and for a variety of reasons: a rash can manifest as red patches, small bumps, or blisters on the skin. Rashes might indicate an allergic reaction, a temporary skin condition, or an ongoing underlying health condition.

About the condition

What is a rash?

A rash is a notable change in the texture or color of the skin. It may appear on a small part of the body or spread across a larger area. Rashes can be painful, itchy, or even lead to swelling. Their presence can be due to a plethora of causes, from mild allergies to significant health concerns.

Rashes can exhibit various symptoms such as:

  • Flaky or scaly skin
  • Redness or inflammation
  • Itchy spots or all over itchiness
  • Bumps, spots, or blisters
  • Stinging or burning sensation

When should I see a dermatologist about a rash?

If a rash doesn’t fade on its own within a few days, or if it’s causing significant discomfort, it’s advisable to see a dermatologist. Some rashes might indicate more serious underlying conditions or become infected. At Valley View Dermatology, our experienced providers can diagnose the root cause of your rash and provide a tailored treatment approach, ensuring both comfort and safety.


Dr. Swift completed my semi-annual review of potential skin issues of which I had discovered and had questions about six different areas. For my peace of mind, she put my concerns to rest with all I had found. She had also found numerous other location that also were of no concern. Guess I'll need an invest in a giant sized magnifying glass! Good job, Dr. Swift.”
– D.M.

Schedule an appointment

Don’t let a persistent rash disrupt your daily life. Reach out to our team at Valley View Dermatology today. We’re here to offer expert advice and effective treatments tailored to your needs.

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