Rash services offered in Anchorage, AK

A rash sting, feel itchy, or even cause your skin to crack open and bleed. If you have a rash, skin experts Courtney Bagayoko, MD, FAAD, Roy E. Howard, PA-C, and the team at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics in Anchorage, Alaska, can evaluate it, determine what caused it, and treat your symptoms. Call the office today, or book online, which is fast and easy.

What is considered a rash?

A rash is a skin occurrence that changes your skin’s color or texture, often involving redness and possible inflammation. Some rashes are dispersed across your skin, while others appear in spots, blotches, or hives. 

The team at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics can provide treatment for your rash depending on its cause. They specialize in treating a variety of rashes, including those that occur from allergic reactions and ones that come and go because of chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. 

What are some of the most common conditions that cause rashes?

Countless conditions and circumstances can lead to you getting a rash. Some conditions are chronic, which means they affect you for your entire life, even if symptoms aren’t present all the time. Many of them come from autoimmune conditions, which arise from a faulty and overly reactive immune system. 

You might get a rash from:


  • Allergies
  • Eczema 
  • Psoriasis
  • Certain plants, like poison ivy
  • Certain medications
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Lupus
  • Rosacea
  • Certain infections

It’s not always possible to tell where a rash came from at the first look, but the team at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics has the expertise to make an accurate diagnosis or help you find out what triggered the rash. 

How are rashes treated?

Rashes are treated according to their underlying causes at Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics. The team might use diagnostic tests to identify or rule out possible causes of your rash if they don’t immediately know. They can then develop your individualized care plan to calm your skin and possibly prevent future rashes.


Some common treatments for rashes include:

  • Topical hydrocortisone
  • Moisturizers
  • Oatmeal baths
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy
  • Retinoids
  • Avoiding triggers

The treatment you receive depends on the cause of your rash as not all rashes respond similarly to the same treatments. In addition to treatments you get in the office, there may be steps you can take at home to calm your skin. The team follows up with you to be sure you’re getting positive results from your rash therapies. 

For more information on rashes and how to manage them, call Anchorage Dermatology & Cosmetics. You can also book an appointment quickly and easily online.