Skin Rashes Specialist

Huntington Beach Urgent Care

Barry Schwartz, MD

Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Huntington Beach, CA

Is your skin itchy, red, bumpy, or swollen? To have an expert diagnose your symptoms, visit Huntington Beach Urgent Care. Dr. Barry Schwartz treats common skin rashes like hives, jock itch, or toenail fungus at his comfortable and professional office in Huntington Beach, California. To request an appointment, book online now or call the office.

Skin Rashes Q & A

What causes skin rashes?

Rashes are a common problem, and they happen when there is inflammation or irritation to the skin. A number of factors might cause skin rashes, including:

Contact dermatitis

This is a condition that develops when your skin comes into contact with an irritating chemical or foreign substance. The skin gets red, itchy, or inflamed. Soaps, laundry detergent, clothing dyes, or plants like poison oak can cause contact dermatitis.


Certain medications can cause skin rashes or allergic reactions. Some medications also make you extremely sensitive to sunlight, which may result in sunburn or red, irritated skin.

Health conditions

A variety of medical problems can also cause skin rashes, including eczema, psoriasis, gluten intolerance, or Lyme disease.

What are common skin rashes?

Dr. Schwartz and his team treat a variety of common skin conditions, including:

  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Abscesses
  • Fungal dermatitis and tinea corporis
  • Jock itch
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Toenail fungus
  • Scabies

What are the symptoms of a skin rash?

Some of the most common symptoms of a skin rash include:

  • Itching
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Blisters
  • Raised, hard bumps
  • Swelling
  • Tingling or sensitivity

Skin rashes can also cause the skin to change colors or appear blotchy and spotted. Symptoms of a rash may get worse from scratching, bathing, or any other irritation to the skin.  

How are skin rashes treated?

If you’re looking for immediate symptom relief from a skin rash, visit Huntington Beach Urgent Care. Dr. Schwartz can diagnose and treat your rash before it spreads or grows more problematic.

Depending on the cause of your rash, your care may include a variety of treatments. Medicated creams and topical ointments can relieve symptoms like itching, burning, and redness. In some cases, oral medication is necessary to help kill a fungal infection. If your rash is related to allergies or an immune response, Dr. Schwartz might prescribe antihistamines.

To prevent further problems, he can also recommend non-irritating soaps, shampoo, or skin care products.

To get fast relief from a skin rash, contact Huntington Beach Urgent Care today. Book an appointment online now or call the office to get started.