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Rash in Children

Your child does not have an itchy red rash. An itchy red rash may be caused by a skin irritation, allergy, or infection. For example, eczema, which is also called "atopic dermatitis," is an itchy red rash that stays for a long period of time and keeps coming back (chronic). Other rashes can start after coming in contact with something irritating to the skin, such as poison ivy or harsh detergent.

Click on these links to learn about conditions that may cause red, itchy rashes: scabies and contact dermatitis.

Does your child's rash look like red or salmon-colored patches with greasy, yellow scale or crust? Is it on his hands, feet, scalp, in the folds of his skin, or anywhere else on his body?

Yes, my child has a scaly red rash on his head or body.

No, my child doesn't have a scaly red rash.

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