Rashes can leave your skin red, inflamed, and irritated. With locations in Houston, Rosenberg, Lake Jackson, Portland, Corpus Christi, Palacios, Columbus, Gonzales, Dallas, Mansfield, Beaumont, Bay City, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas, the board-certified dermatologists at Heights Dermatology treat all types of skin rashes. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about rashes.

What are rashes?

Rashes change the color and texture of your skin, often causing noticeable redness, flakiness, itchiness, and general irritation. All of the many types of rashes have their own specific cause. The earlier your dermatologist at Heights Dermatology diagnoses your rash, the sooner they can create an individualized treatment for you.

What are the different types of rashes?

The dermatologists at Heights Dermatology treat many types of skin rashes, including:


Eczema causes dry, flaky patches of skin that often appear oily and feel itchy or greasy. The most common type is atopic dermatitis, but you can develop many different forms of eczema.

Allergic contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that develops when your skin touches a certain chemical, fragrance, or soap. Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Though this rash can appear anywhere on the body, it commonly develops on the torso.


Scabies is a rash that occurs when mites infest the skin and lay eggs. A scabies rash is red, itchy, and uncomfortable.


Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red patches of skin with silvery scales. These patches can flare up anywhere on the skin, but they commonly affect the scalp, elbows, and knees.

Heat rash

Heat rashes develop when your pores become blocked with perspiration, or sweat, leading to painful red bumps or small blisters.

Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a scaly rash that often affects individuals with fair skin. In most cases, the rash appears red and oval-shaped.

Drug eruption

Drug eruption is a negative reaction to a medication. If you take multiple medications or have a weakened immune system, you’re more likely to experience drug eruption.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, acne-like bumps, and visible blood vessels on the cheeks, nose, and chin.

What are the treatments for rashes?

The treatment that your dermatologist at Heights Dermatology recommends often depends on your specific type of rash. Common treatments for rashes include:

  • Topical ointments
  • Oral medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Trigger avoidance
  • Diet changes
  • Lifestyle modifications

Heights Dermatology is proud to provide XTRAC® laser therapy. The XTRAC laser uses a focused beam of light to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and other common skin concerns.

To learn more about rashes, call Heights Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.