allergy and immunology

Red marks on your skin are common and usually treatable

So, you’ve got some red marks on your skin? That’s fairly common. But just what are they? And how should they be treated?

At Signature Medical Group, our allergists and immunologists will diagnose your skin marks and prescribe the right treatment.

When the marks occur in outbreaks, they are sometimes called rashes.

Rashes can form from infections of the skin, infections that have spread throughout the body, allergic or chemical reactions, or irritations of the skin.

Red marks can also come from several other sources, including:

  • Acne and pimples
  • Birthmarks
  • Rosacea
  • Blood spots
  • Hives
  • Insect bites
  • Measles

Some red marks may be a form of skin cancer, the most common cancer. More than 3.5 million cases affecting more than 2 million people are reported each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Early detection and treatment are keys to limiting skin cancer, which is why it’s important to make an appointment to see a Signature allergist. Our specialists will tell you whether those spots are cancerous or less serious, and we’ll put you on the right course of treatment.

Why wait? Make an appointment today for healthier skin.