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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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Roswell, GA 30076

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Summer Skin Rashes

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Summer is prime time for skin rashes. It is a season when families are more exposed to sunlight, insects, heat and other elements that can impact the condition of your skin. Skin allergies, or contact dermatitis, are especially high. If you notice a new or uncomfortable rash or skin irritation, it is important that you seek treatment right away. Here are some common summer skin rashes to be prepared for:

Heat rash
This is commonly found on kids after a long day of playing in the hot sun. This “prickly heat” rash, also called miliaria, is harmless but can be very uncomfortable. A heat rash forms in areas where sweat ducts has been blocked and inflamed. This produces tiny red spots and a prickling sensation.

Sun rash
Sun rash is different than a sunburn. For those that develop a sun rash, they are experiencing a reaction to direct sunlight. This may be due to a certain medication they are taking or a specific fragrance or dye. This type of summer skin rash is called photodermatitis. An itchy, red rash on the front of the neck and chest can be polymorphous light eruption (PMLE), a skin reaction to the sun that typically occurs in early spring or summer.
Skin allergies
The summer months also include exposure to many common allergens, such as molds, pollens, plants and grasses. As a result, eczema may worse or hives can appear.
Insect bites and stings
Bites and stings can be painful, but they are a temporary and localized reaction in most people. However, watch out for signs that you are allergic to the insect bite. Seek emergency treatment if you or a member of your family suffers from an itchy throat, increased heart rate or swelling in the face, lips and tongue after a bite or sting. This is an indication that you are having a severe, anaphylactic reaction.
Chronic skin conditions
If you have chronic fungal infections, eczema or skin cancer, you may find that the summer months worsen or aggravate your symptoms. Speak with a dermatologist on how to take extra precautions in managing your skin condition during the summer.

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we want your skin to stay happy and health this summer. If you have a concerning skin rash or a skin condition that is getting worse as the temperatures heat up, please give us a call. We will also help you find ways to prevent common skin rashes, such as wearing proper sunscreen, using a safe bugspray or simply trying to stay indoors during high heat hours.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!