Rash Treatment Specialist in Spokane, WA
Small rashes can turn into wounds if not taken care of. Don’t delay if you notice any rashes on your body and come to Franklin Park Urgent Care Center for treatment. For more information, contact us or book a reservation online. We are conveniently located at 5904 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99208.
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Anytime you experience a rash, several different things could go through your mind, including where it came from, what it is, and if it is some unknown infectious disease yet to be discovered by humans. While we can assure you that the latter is highly unlikely, we can also provide you with answers and solutions to promptly get rid of the rash at Franklin Park Urgent Care Center! Our medical experts have plenty of experience and expertise in evaluating and treating all different kinds of rashes.
Urgent care clinics can provide high-quality treatment for most rashes, so long as they are not accompanied by any potentially life-threatening complications. Urgent care clinics are not equipped to treat life-threatening medical emergencies. As such, if your rash at all appears as though it could be life-threatening, you should immediately go to your nearest emergency room for necessary treatment. Some signs that your rash could be life-threatening include the following:
– Difficulty breathing
– Feeling as though your throat is closing
– Rash that covers all or most of your body
– Substantial blisters that get bigger when pressed on
– Swelling to your lips or tongue
If your rash is not accompanied by any potentially life-threatening complications, you should have no problem receiving excellent treatment from an urgent care clinic. As for us at Franklin Park Urgent Care Center, our board-certified physicians would be happy to evaluate your rash and provide any necessary treatment.
If you are unsure whether your rash requires emergency room treatment or if an urgent care clinic can provide treatment, we welcome you to call us. Our friendly and professional medical staff can direct you to where you need to go.
Ultimately, the length of time it takes for your rash to go away will depend on the cause and severity of the rash, if an infection has settled in, and if you have any underlying medical conditions that could cause complications with the rash. That being said, most rashes go away with treatment or on their own within a couple of days to one week.
If you come to Franklin Park Urgent Care Center for rash treatment, your provider can give you a prognosis for when you can expect the rash to go away, as well as instructions on what to do if it persists longer than expected. If your rash lasts longer than the initial prognosis, we can explore other treatment options, including prescription medication or a referral to a dermatologist.
Since rashes often come and go, it can be challenging to know whether your rash warrants a visit to the doctor or if it will go away on its own. While you can always feel free to seek medical care for any rash, even if no treatment is required, you should seek medical care if you are pregnant, if over-the-counter (OTC) medications are unsuccessful, or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
– Discharge or pus oozing from the rash
– Fever or chills
– Rash that is not limited to a single area or is spreading quickly
– Red streaks that run away from the rash toward the heart
– Swelling, tenderness, and warmth around the rash
For initial treatment of any rash that does not occur with any life-threatening complications, a family doctor, primary care physician (PCP), or general practitioner (GP) can provide excellent treatment. That being said severe rashes or those that do not improve with initial treatment often require the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist. In such situations, a family doctor, PCP, or GP can provide a referral to a dermatologist for you.
For more information, feel free to call us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from Spokane WA, Cheney WA, Deer Park WA, Millwood WA, and surrounding areas.