A wide range of skin rashes are common in adults and children. Whilst most are not serious, they can cause discomfort and without proper diagnosis, continue in place, or worsen.
If you are concerned about a child with a rash, you may wish to see our section on children’s dermatology in London. The broad approach is similar for all ages, although children may need quite specific treatment.
Not that we would offer less to people of any age. A good chance the rash you have is passing and relatively harmless but there are exceptions, expert assessment is a sound route to take.
Rash Diagnosis Techniques
The broad range of symptoms in dermatology make diagnosis by a general physician difficult, almost impossible for them to recognise every type of rash.
What many of us would refer to a rash, could constitute anything from just touching the wrong plant, to infestation at home, or work which you can’t see, to a viral infection.
Our consultants use a range of diagnostic techniques. Their experience, patch testing for allergies, blood tests through our own labs, microscopic examination in a few cases.
Their experience is perhaps the key and whilst we think they are brilliant, that’s not entirely the point. Their training in a full range of paediatric and adult skin rashes is.
The exposure a consultant will have had is important. Similar to an art consultant, who wasn’t born knowing which school every painting belongs to but studying thousands of them builds knowledge.
Technology and imaging techniques also benefit both fields. Knowledge is key but the state of the art facilities in our London clinics is a help in finding solutions.
Support & Treatment
The rash diagnosis service we provide in London is well recognised, although only of value if we then support our patients. Relieving their symptoms and seeking a long term cure for their condition.
Well chosen medication is often an answer. This could be antihistamines, emollients, cortisone creams, antibiotics, anti fungal, or antiviral medication in certain cases.
Rash diagnosis is part of our dermatology in London service. Complete, professional support will be offered, in a friendly, comfortable environment.