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Rash in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a rash?

A rash is irritation, redness, or itchiness in your child's skin or mucus membranes. Mucus membranes are found in the lining of your child's nose and throat.

What causes a rash?

The cause of your child's rash may not be known. The following are common causes:

What should I tell my child's healthcare provider about my child's rash?

Which medicines are used to treat a rash?

Treatment will depend on the condition causing your child's rash. Your child may need any of the following:

What can I do to help manage a rash?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Call 911 if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my child's healthcare provider?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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