Skin Conditions / Rash

Your skin is your body’s largest organ—and it can sometimes be your biggest pain. The skin covers the entire outside of the body, providing it with a layer of protection. Sometimes, however, that protective layer can be negatively affected by the environment around you, leading to a variety of skin conditions.

Treatment for Skin Conditions Online or in Person

Dealing with an unfamiliar itch, burn, or rash? Skin conditions and rashes can be treated either in person or through a video visit with one of our trained medical professionals. You can choose the option that best meets your needs, which may depend on the specific symptoms you are experiencing and whether you require hands-on care.

Start a visit now and speak with a medical professional in minutes.

  • Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Treats patients 5 years and older
  • Accepts insurance and self-pay

Meet face-to-face with a board-certified physician near you.

  • Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Treats patients 6 months and older
  • On-site diagnostic testing & vaccinations

Skin Conditions We Treat

There are hundreds of skin conditions, causing a full spectrum of unpleasant and sometimes painful symptoms. We offer care for many illnesses and injuries affecting the skin, including:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Fingernail/toenail injuries
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Insect bites/bee stings
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts and lacerations
  • Poison ivy/poison oak
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Skin infections
  • Splinter removal
  • Sunburn

We can provide acute treatment for many skin conditions, referring you to a dermatologist for additional follow up care as needed.

What kinds of symptoms can skin conditions cause?

Because your skin is constantly exposed to the environment around you, it can be prone to infections, rashes, and irritation.

In many cases, these symptoms can be related to multiple medical conditions, which is why an accurate diagnosis is important. Getting a diagnosis can help you receive the treatment you need.

Symptoms of skin conditions may include:

  • Blisters
  • Boils
  • Bumps
  • Fever
  • Itchiness
  • Muscle aches
  • Skin peeling
  • Redness

What causes skin conditions?

Your skin is facing out into the world, so it is exposed to irritants and triggers all the time. There are many different causes of skin conditions, including:

  • Allergens, such as pollen, pet dander, mold, or dust mites
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bacteria
  • Fungus
  • Hormonal changes
  • Parasites, such as lice
  • Physical or chemical irritants
  • Sun exposure
  • Viruses

When should I seek care for skin conditions?

We regularly experience symptoms affecting our skin on a weekly or even daily basis. It’s common, for example, to scratch the surface of your skin or get a bug bite. In many cases, mild skin conditions like those can be treated with basic at-home care. Other conditions, though, should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional.

If you experience any of the symptoms listed above and they are severe or don’t respond to basic measures such as the application of cortisone cream, it’s a good idea to be checked out by a medical provider. You can quickly get the care you need through NGPG Urgent Care and get back to your daily life, with a little less itch involved.