How to Act Rationally About a Skin Rash

The last thing that nobody wants is to wake up with a rash all over their body. If you have a rash, you may not know the first thing about how to get rid of it. Before you panic and run to the hospital, Dr. Toni Stockton has a few— less dramatic— tips.

Watch It

One of the best things that you can do is keep a close eye on your rash. Have you noticed any changes? Is it getting worse? Is it getting more inflamed or painful? If it is getting worse, then you should go in and see the doctor. If, however, it’s staying the same, keep a close eye on it for a day or so and see if it goes down— if it doesn’t, then you should also go in to see the doctor.

Take An Antihistamine

As long as you aren’t allergic to antihistamines, then they can certainly be your best friend when you are having a skin allergy like a rash. Typically, just an hour or so after taking an antihistamine, your rash may be completely gone or it may, at least, die down significantly. Just make sure that you choose an antihistamine that’s non-drowsy so that you don’t fall asleep on the job.

Try to Ice It

If you notice that your rash is especially swollen, then you may want to try to ice it. If, however, the ice starts to sting when you put it on your skin, try putting a washcloth or small towel between your skin and the ice.

If your rash is really bad and you can’t seem to get it under control, don’t be afraid to give Dr. Stockton a call. To learn more about rashes and how to treat them, contact our Phoenix office today and call us at (480) 610-6366.

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