A rash is a general term used to describe any kind of discoloration or inflammation of the skin. There are various sorts of rashes, such as contact dermatitis, hives, heat rash, and athlete’s foot. A rash is often caused by fungal, parasitic, viral, or bacterial infection. Some rashes aren’t contagious, but others are easily spread when left untreated. If you have a rash that causes you discomfort, call Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ to schedule a consultation with leading dermatologist Dr. Jay Mehta. We can evaluate your condition and build a treatment program to help bring long-term relief. Our practice is honored to serve the Greater Phoenix area with state-of-the-art skincare.


There isn’t one particular cause of rashes since there are numerous factors that can cause skin irritation. Typically, a rash develops when you come into contact with something that leads to an infection or allergic reaction. Items like cleaning products, certain lotions or soaps, animal dander, and pollen could cause an allergic reaction that leads to a rash. There are thousands of different bacteria and viruses that can cause a rash as well. Those with hay fever, sensitive skin, allergies, and asthma are often more prone to developing rashes.


Treatments differ from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mehta will methodically examine your skin to determine a diagnosis and treatment program. He will take into consideration the particular type of rash, location, and severity to create a customized treatment plan. Often times, an antifungal, antibacterial, or antibiotic topical cream or gel can help to alleviate and manage symptoms.


Rashes can cause redness, severe itching, and chronic discomfort. Don’t put off treatment any longer! Contact Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ near Phoenix to schedule a consultation with our skilled skincare team. We can create a unique treatment program to help alleviate your symptoms and put you back on track to healthy, clear skin.