Rashes are often not seriously harmful but some are and understanding their cause can stop them worsening, or becoming a long term issue.
A range of skin rashes are common in adults and children, with varied causes, from allergies, to medical conditions. Different conditions can produce similar rashes, or the same condition vary in appearance, bringing a need for specialist diagnosis.
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.
Nor would we offer less to people of any age. A fair chance the rash you have is passing and relatively harmless but there are exceptions, expert assessment is a sound route.
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, or an underlying medical condition.
Our consultants use a range of diagnostic techniques. Their experience of rash diagnosis, patch testing for allergies, blood tests through our own labs, or microscopic examination in a few cases.
Their knowledge is perhaps the key, training in a full range of paediatric, or adult skin rashes and the exposure a consultant will have had builds understanding.
Technology and imaging techniques also benefit both fields. Knowledge is key but state of the art facilities in our London clinic help to pinpoint 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.
Advice on changes in life, or work can help, whilst 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 service. Complete, professional support will be offered, in a friendly, comfortable environment.