A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch, small bumps or blisters on the skin. Whether contact dermatitis, hives, heat rash or athlete's foot, rashes are often caused by an infection that is fungal, parasitic, bacterial or viral. Hives are a type of rash, made up of itching welts on the skin. Hives vary in size and can appear on any part of the skin, sometimes connecting to form larger welts. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Whatever your symptoms may be, we invite you to visit our clinic so we can assess your condition and create a treatment plan that brings you relief. If you're worried your rash or hives may be linked to an allergy, rest easy knowing we conduct allergy testing and can help get to the bottom of it.