Itchy, red, dry or uncomfortable skin? Rashes and other skin conditions can affect your self-esteem and cause discomfort.
“Your rash is an area of inflammation that was caused by touching a troubling substance—called contact dermatitis—or could be a sign of a larger medical problem,” according to Dr. Jeffrey Zwerner, senior medical director of dermatology at Teladoc Health.
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What do I do when a rash breaks out?
Once a rash breaks out, ask yourself some questions about changes in your routine: Were you in contact with new products or substances? Did you come across a plant, bug or tick? Are you having other symptoms like fever, fatigue or discomfort? Write down anything that may seem out of the ordinary.
With Teladoc Dermatology, you can upload photos of your skin issue on the app or online. Within two days a U.S. board-certified dermatologist will review your pictures and description of the issue and provide a custom treatment plan. Feel better without having to wait weeks.
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