Skin Problems

Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Skin Problems

It can sometimes take weeks or months before you can get an appointment with a dermatologist. Fortunately, the team of providers at Plantation Urgent Care Center provides expert skin care to patients of all ages in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you have an allergic reaction, rash, or skin infection that needs urgent care, the team offers several convenient treatment options. Utilize the walk-in service, or book an appointment online or by phone today.

Skin Problems Q & A

When should I visit urgent care for skin problems? 

Many skin problems resolve on their own and don’t require urgent medical attention. However, visit Plantation Urgent Care Center if you notice a skin problem along with symptoms, such as:

  • High-grade fever
  • Worsening pain
  • Sudden and rapid spread of skin irritation
  • Rash that changes to blisters
  • Rash around the eyes, mouth, or genitals
  • Rash covering more than 10% of your skin
  • Signs of infection (crusting, swelling, discharge, red streaks, warmth) 
  • Chest tightness or trouble breathing
  • Purple spots on the hands and feet
  • Bumps or boils
  • Scales 
  • Muscle aches or joint pain 

Depending on your symptoms, your provider may recommend heading to the emergency room or a nearby hospital. 

What skin problems do you treat?

Plantation Urgent Care Center can treat common skin problems, such as:

  • Allergic reactions 
  • Skin infections
  • Skin irritation (dry, cracked, itchy, or peeling skin)
  • Hives 
  • Chickenpox 
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis 
  • Minor burns  
  • Minor cuts and scrapes 
  • Poison ivy
  • Rashes  
  • Ringworm, shingles, and scabies
  • Herpes 
  • Abscesses 
  • Sunburn or sun poisoning 
  • Tick and insect bites

If necessary, your provider can refer you to a dermatologist for additional evaluation or as a follow-up to the treatment they provide. 

What are treatments for skin problems?

During your visit, your provider first evaluates you or your child’s skin problem, its severity, and the cause. Communicate any changes that may have caused your rash or irritation, including traveling, moving, using new soaps or lotions, or recently being sick. 

After they identify the cause of your skin issue, they may offer treatments like topical or injectable steroids, antifungals, antihistamines, or antibiotics. They may encourage pain medication to alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms. 

If you have an abscess, they may incise and drain it to allow the pus to leave your body. 

After your provider treats a wound, burn, or abrasion, they clean and cover your skin with a bandage. Continue to wash your skin with soap and water to avoid infection. 

Your provider may recommend lifestyle changes like avoiding certain foods, managing stress, practicing proper hygiene, or avoiding excessive alcohol use or smoking. 

For convenient and comprehensive skin problem care, walk into Plantation Urgent Care Center or book an appointment online or by phone.