Skin Conditions Urgent Care

From Dermatitis to Shingles: How Urgent Care Can Help with Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are a frequent issue we see in our urgent care clinics. These conditions can vary widely in severity and cause, ranging from infections and allergic reactions to chronic conditions. Here, we’ll explore four common skin conditions that are often seen in urgent care and common symptoms & treatments.


Dermatitis is an umbrella term for inflammation of the skin, which can result from various causes, including allergic reactions, irritants, and genetic factors. The two most common types are contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis (eczema). 

  • Contact Dermatitis: This condition occurs when the skin comes into direct contact with an irritant or allergen, leading to redness, itching, and sometimes blistering. Common triggers include soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry, and plants like poison ivy. 
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): Often starting in childhood, eczema is a chronic condition characterized by itchy, inflamed patches of skin. It’s linked to a combination of genetic and environmental factors and is often associated with asthma and hay fever. 

Treatment: Managing dermatitis typically involves avoiding known triggers, using moisturizers to protect the skin barrier, and applying topical corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. In some cases, antihistamines may be prescribed to relieve itching. 


Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissues, most commonly caused by Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria. It usually occurs when bacteria enter the skin through a cut, scrape, or other break. 

Symptoms: The affected area becomes red, swollen, warm, and tender to the touch. Fever and chills may also accompany the infection, indicating its spread beyond the skin. 

Treatment: Prompt treatment with antibiotics is essential to prevent the infection from spreading further. In more severe cases, intravenous antibiotics may be necessary. Keeping the affected area elevated and applying cool, damp cloths can also help reduce symptoms. 


Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in nerve tissue and can reactivate years later as shingles. 

Symptoms: Shingles typically presents as a painful rash that develops on one side of the body or face. The rash consists of fluid-filled blisters that eventually crust over. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and fatigue. 

Treatment: Antiviral medications may help reduce the severity and duration of shingles if started early. Pain relief is also a critical component of treatment.


Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection, primarily affecting infants and young children. It is characterized by red sores that quickly rupture, ooze for a few days, and then form a yellowish-brown crust. 

Symptoms: The sores usually appear around the nose and mouth but can spread to other parts of the body through touch, clothing, or towels. Itching and soreness are common, but the condition is rarely serious. 

Treatment: Treatment often involves topical antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria. In more widespread cases, oral antibiotics may be necessary. Good hygiene practices, such as regular handwashing and keeping infected areas clean and covered, can help prevent the spread of impetigo. 

Complete Health Partners Urgent Care

for Skin Conditions

At Complete Health Partners, we understand that skin concerns can arise at any time, causing discomfort. That’s why our urgent care clinics in West Nashville and Hendersonville are open seven days a week, offering expert care when you need it most. Whether you’re dealing with dermatitis, cellulitis, shingles, impetigo, or other skin conditions, our dedicated team is here to provide prompt, effective treatment. For added convenience, we also offer telemedicine appointments, allowing you to consult with our healthcare professionals from the comfort of your home. Trust Complete Health Partners for all your urgent care needs, and let us help you achieve optimal skin health.

Nashville Area Clinics     

Nashville West Clinic    

6749 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209   


9am – 7pm, 7 days a week    

Hendersonville Clinic    

166 E Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075   


9am – 7pm, 7 Days a week

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