Rashes offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Skin rashes are irritated, swollen areas of skin that can cause discomfort. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Corona, Eastvale, and Irvine, California, the dedicated team can evaluate your child’s skin condition and alleviate their symptoms with effective treatments. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today. Same-day sick visits and after hours care are both available.

What are skin rashes?

Skin rashes can cause painful, itchy, red spots or bumps on the skin. Some rashes can cause blisters or raw skin patches. It could be a minor issue or indicate something more serious. At American Pediatrics, the team can help your child find the proper treatments to alleviate their symptoms. 

What causes skin rashes?

Several conditions can cause skin rashes on various parts of your child’s body. Common examples include:

  • Allergies
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Chemical irritants
  • Poison ivy
  • Heat rashes
  • Shingles or chickenpox
  • Swimmer’s itch
  • Scarlet fever
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Ringworm
  • Medications

Some children are more prone to skin rashes than others. While many types of rashes can resolve on their own, others are more severe and require treatment. You can talk with your child’s pediatrician at American Pediatrics to explore your child’s treatment options. 

What type of skin rash does my child have?

To find out the cause of your child’s skin rash, the team reviews their symptoms and medical history. Then, they complete a physical exam and look at your child’s rash. They might also evaluate your child’s eyes, ears, and throat. 

Their pediatrician may recommend your child undergo allergy testing, throat or nasal swabs, or blood or urine tests to determine the root cause of your child’s symptoms and develop an effective care plan. 

What are my child’s treatment options for rashes?

The treatment your child may require for skin rashes, if any, depends on the type, underlying cause, and the severity of their rash. The team at American Pediatrics might recommend the following:

  • Moisturizers
  • Cortisone creams
  • Lotions
  • Antihistamines
  • Avoiding allergens
  • Allergy shots
  • Emergency epinephrine
  • Medications
  • Watchful waiting

Your pediatrician personalizes each skin rash treatment based on your child’s health history and lifestyle. They might also recommend more than one treatment or adjust your child’s care plan as necessary to give them the best symptom relief and prevent future rash occurrences. 

The practice takes a holistic approach to care, ensuring that they not only address your child’s rash symptoms but their overall health and well-being. 

To learn more about treatments for skin rashes, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.