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Skin and Heat Rash Treatment in New Mexico | Poison Ivy | American Family Care

Rashes occur when there is increased inflammation of the skin which typically takes the form of a noticeable change in texture or color. A few examples of these changes include: scaliness, bumpiness, itchiness or other forms of irritation. Root causes of a rash can vary from case to case but some common origins can stem from:

  • Exposure to heat
  • Allergic reactions to drugs or medication
  • Interaction with plants
  • Lengthy exposure to diapers

American Family Care locations in New Mexico provide on-site skin rash diagnosis and treatment, so Find your location now or walk right in!

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What are the Causes of Skin Rash?

Skin rashes (also known as dermatitis) are extremely common and can occur in people of any age. In fact, many children experience their first rash during infancy in the form of a diaper rash. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in 10 people will experience a skin rash at least once during their lifetime. Skin rashes are also known to affect up to 25% of children. You'll most often find them in areas of the body such as the feet, hands, or even the diaper area on a child.

Rashes are often harmless, but if you have questions or are experiencing elevated discomfort, you can count on American Family Care locations in New Mexico!

What are the Most Common Types of Rashes?

  • Diaper Rash: While it is commonly found in infants, diaper rash can occur in adults as well. The root cause of diaper rash usually stems from prolonged exposure to urine or feces.
  • Heat Rash: Is more common during the warm summer months and develops when sweat gets trapped in blocked pores on the skin. Heat rash is usually itchy and can present as blisters or red lumps.
  • Drug Rash: Also known as a drug eruption, drug rashes occur from a side effect or allergic reaction from taking medication. Drug rashes can occur from both prescribed medications such as an antibiotic or over-the-counter medications.
  • Eczema: Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a very common type of skin rash that can be found almost anywhere on the body. Eczema can affect both adults and children.
  • Contact Dermatitis: Occurs when the skin comes in contact with an irritant such as a chemical or plant. Poison ivy is a common form of contact dermatitis.
  • Hives: Also known as urticaria, hives take form as red and itchy bumps or welts. Hives can vary in size and severity and typically go down on their own over time.

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American Family Care locations in New Mexico are state-of-the-art medical centers with compassionate staff and top-notch equipment. With deep expertise, you can count on American Family Care to treat your skin rashes quickly and restore comfort to your largest organ: the skin. Find your location online today!

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