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What Is a Skin Condition?

Not sure if that sudden rash is a sign of something more serious? A skin condition can actually involve a number of rashes, irritations, or infections of the skin. That is to say, there are a variety of skin conditions and designated symptoms that go with them.

Signs that are a cause for concern: 

  • Hives, or itchy, red welts
  • Swelling
  • Skin that’s warm to the touch
  • Scabbing or crusting
  • Visible sores
  • Redness

When it comes to a skin condition, the number of possible diagnoses explains why it’s so important to seek the opinion of a medical professional. CH Care OnDemand offers a quick, convenient way to do so.

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Treatment for Skin Conditions

In the case of dermatitis or a mild allergic reaction, treatment may be as easy as avoiding the skin irritant. It’s not always that simple though. If the symptoms you’re experiencing are more bothersome, one of our clinicians can recommend an antihistamine medication.

Communicating with a medical provider is one of the best ways to evaluate any skin condition or rash. Using CH Care OnDemand, you can simply describe the symptoms you’re experiencing or use the video call feature to allow a clinician to see the problem for themselves.

In some cases, a prescription or advanced medical attention may be required and can often be ordered by a healthcare provider right away.

What If I Don’t Seek a Medical Opinion for a Skin Condition?

Many skin conditions are caused by dermatitis, which basically means you came into contact with something that irritated your skin. While dermatitis isn’t often a cause for concern, it could be difficult to distinguish this from a more severe condition without speaking to a medical provider.

Our clinicians can help determine if your skin condition is contagious, a bacterial infection, and/or likely to spread and cause serious side effects. They can also prescribe an antibiotic for conditions that require immediate treatment.

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