Skin rash


Self-care includes avoiding harsh soaps and detergents, perfumed soaps or lotions, and known allergy triggers. Over-the-counter antihistamine or steroid cream may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Occurs suddenly
  • Spreads quickly
  • Covers most of the body

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Persistent
  • Painful
  • Fever
  • Oozes yellow or green fluid
  • Blisters

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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