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 Scabies 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 Sore throat Vomiting Itchiness 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.
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