Your skin is the largest organ in your body and keeping it healthy should be a top priority. But skin infections, rashes or irritation are unfortunately common. Skin irritation can have many underlying causes, so it is important to work with an experienced provider to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Urgent Care for skin infections and rashes
Skin infection and rash symptoms
Your skin is in constant contact with the outside world, which means it is constantly prone to rashes, infections and irritation. Common symptoms of skin problems can include:
- Blisters, bumps, or boils
- Itchiness, redness, or scales
- Pain and irritation
- Muscle aches and fever
Any of these can be a sign of a treatable skin problem or even an unexpected underlying condition. Don’t wait to see a provider to help uncover the underlying cause and get the treatment you need.
Causes of skin infection and rash
There are many different causes of skin infections and rashes, including:
- Autoimmune disease
- Fungal, viral or bacterial infection
- Heat, sunburns and mild burns
- Irritation due to friction
- Parasites and bug bites
- Reactions to medications, personal care products or detergents, or vaccines
The best way to figure out the cause of your skin infection or rash is to have it evaluated by a healthcare provider, especially if it’s not clearing up on its own within 2-3 days.
Diagnosis and treatment
When you visit one of our caring providers at GoHealth Urgent Care for your skin irritation symptoms, your provider will evaluate your skin condition and determine the optimal treatment based on the evaluation. This might include topical creams, antibiotics, steroids or other medications. If further evaluation is needed, we can also refer you to a dermatology specialist in our extensive network.
You can walk in, save your spot online at any of our convenient centers. Virtual Visits are also available if you prefer to be seen from the comfort of your home.
Other conditions that GoHealth Urgent Care treats
If you don’t know what type of rash you’re dealing with, one of our urgent care providers can help you get the right skin infection diagnosis and treatment. At GoHealth Urgent Care we treat many skin conditions and infections. These include:
- Bacterial infection
- Boils & Abscesses
- Cellulitis & Eczema
- Heat & Diaper rash
- Lyme disease
- Mild burns & Sunburns
- Poison ivy, oak & sumac
- Ringworm, Shingles & Scabies
- Skin fungus
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
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