LADIES WALK PRACTICE
Dr MN Lewis Dr SC Smart Dr SDT Davies Dr JJ Gnana Pragasam Dr CL Thompson
Practice Manager: Mrs Janet Fry
Rashes in Children
What are the causes of rashes in children?
There are many causes of rashes in children and these vary at different ages. They can be caused by:-
Infections e.g. chickenpox, measles, rubella, warts
Bacteria e.g. impetigo, meningitis
Fungus and yeast e.g. ringworm, nappy rash
Allergies to foods, medicines, insect bites
A rash can be a sign of a widespread illness
What are the symptoms of a rash?
Spots of any size, raised above the skin, filled with fluid or pus
Fever may indicate an infection
How is a rash diagnosed?
The type and location of a rash may provide clues to its cause. Your doctor may be able to provide
some guidance about diagnosing the cause of rashes in children. If your child’s rash is accompanied by
other worrying symptoms such as fever, headache or drowsiness, call for emergency advice.
How is a rash treated?
Rashes can be treated with cool compresses and calamine lotion and antihistamine. Always read the
instructions on the packaging.