While eczema and psoriasis are two chronic types of skin rashes that can affect both children and adults, there are a wide range of reasons why patients may develop rashes. Some skin conditions may be an indication of a more serious problem, or may be present as something simple as an allergic reaction. Here are some of the more common types of rashes seen at DSA Dermatology by Drs. Achtman and McConnell:
This particular rash is formed due to an allergic reaction to something the skin has come in contact with. This may be anything from a new cosmetic, a type of fabric, or a brand of laundry detergent, plants or topical creams and antibiotics.
When patients have an external allergic reaction to a medication they may be taking* ORALLY, a rash known as a “drug rash” may appear. This can occur to either over-the-counter medications or those which are prescribed to patients by a physician.
Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is a condition that can occur in mature individuals who have previously been exposed to chicken pox. This rash typically develops into a one sided very painful, burning, itchy rash. If untreated, shingles can cause a chronic and painful nerve condition. This condition can be avoided with proper treatment and a Shingles vaccine is now available.
Also referred to as Miliaria. Heat rash can occur when the body is unable to evaoporate it’s sweat in hot conditions. This rash presents as small bumps under the skin and is seen more often in hotter, more humid climates, and especially after sports activity with constricting clothing.
This condition is probably caused by a virus and presents as a scaly rash, typically appearing on the back or trunk of the body. It is occasionally itchy, and will go away on its own slowly over several weeks. It is important for this rash to not be misdiagnosed and treated with unnecessary medication, and for contacts to realize that it is not contagious.
This rash occurs in areas where moisture occurs, such as the underarms and groin. It also needs to be properly diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments. If left for prolonged periods of time a secondary fungal infection can take place, which can complicate the treatment.
Drs. Achtman and McConnell are qualified physicians in the Plano, TX area and are here to help patients of all ages identify, diagnose, and treat rashes which may occur. In their state-of-the-art facility, patients can enjoy the benefits of quality care and the attention and respect they expect and deserve.
If you live in the local community and are considering obtaining dermatological and, or cosmetic care and attention by a quality team, call DSA Dermatology today!
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.