Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Skin conditions such as rashes are a common problem, especially among contact sport athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team can offer treatments to treat your skin condition. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Skin Conditions Q & A

What are the common signs of a rash?

Rashes may appear as:

  • Redness
  • Raised areas of skin
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling

If you develop a skin condition that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause a rash?

There are many causes of rashes, but in contact sports the most common cause is skin to skin contact or skin to equipment contact. Sharing or not properly cleaning equipment such as football pads can lead to certain skin conditions. Skin to skin contact or improperly cleaned equipment like mats in wrestling can also spread skin infections.

Common skin conditions in contact sports include:

  • Bacterial infections- Impetigo, boils
  • Herpetic lesions - herpes gladatorium, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores
  • Fungal infections - ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Lice
  • Molluscum

How does my doctor diagnose my sports related skin condition?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses rashes after a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. 

How are skin conditions treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers evaluation and treatment of certain skin conditions. They may suggest topical medications or medications by mouth such as an antibiotic, antifungal or antiviral medication. 

Treatment of skin conditions in contact sports is very important to prevent spread to other participants. In wrestling, treatment of a skin condition is a requirement to participate.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get treated for your skin condition today.