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By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
October 08, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Rash  

The dermatology staff at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic is happy to offer you professional, compassionate care as you heal from your condition. Serving the Laramie, Gillette, and Casper, WY, area, we can assist with your challenges with cellulitis, dermatitis, and other skin problems.
 

Various cutaneous symptoms like skin rashes often point to another condition like poison ivy, eczema, or an allergy of some sort.
 

A few things you can do to treat your rash are:

Use calamine lotion. This lotion is well known for insect bites and rashes associated with poison oak and poison ivy. Apply liberally to affected areas, taking care to not scratch.
 

Products with aloe are great for patients that can tolerate and like aloe. Aloe assists with the speedy recovery from broken skin and itchiness. Some skincare products mix aloe and oats in their formulas.
 

Wear soft clothing. Loose clothing made from natural fibers like cotton and silk allows the skin to breathe, reduces itchiness, scratching, and discomfort.
 

Use a cold compress. If the area is swollen and red, cold compresses may relieve the itching and hot sensations.
 

Monitor the color of your skin. If your skin turns a darker color than usual or the rash spreads rapidly, especially after applying a cream or some other medication, make an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.
 

Contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, at (307) 234-0003 to schedule a consultation today.