Allergies, Rashes and Burns

Allergies, Rashes and Burns

A reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother other people is considered an allergy. It is common for people who have allergies to be sensitive to more than one thing. Common reactions are caused by

  • Medicines
  • Pollen
  • Food
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Dust mites
  • Insect stings

An area of swollen or irritated skin is considered a rash. Common side effects to the rash are redness, itchiness, pain or irritation to the affected area. Many different medical problems could lead to a rash though some rashes are caused by irritating substances.

Frequently, your skin’s contact with certain irritants can cause the above symptoms or small bumps. Rashes can develop right away or form over time. Before treating a rash, it is important to determine what has caused the rash.

Heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation can cause damage to your body’s tissues in what is known as a burn. A burn can lead to an infection as it damages the skin’s protective barrier. Treatment will depend on such factors as the depth of the burn, the cause of the burn and the amount of the body it covers.

Our well-trained providers at Your Doc’s In are available on a walk-in basis and without an appointment to meet your health care needs. Services at our walk-in centers are available at all our clinics by our friendly, personable and capable staff.

We are open seven days a week with extended hours in some of our clinics. Care is provided for infants all the way through adults. And most insurance plans are accepted. Whether you are visiting the Ocean City area or a resident on the Delmarva Peninsula, take advantage of the services offered at Your Doc’s In. Your Doc’s In, “for Life’s Little Emergencies”. Proudly serving the community on the Eastern Shore since 2005.