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    Medicines That May Cause a Rash in Children

    Children react to medicines in different ways. Some kids may get a rash. Some meds that can cause this problem are:

    If your child gets a rash after starting a new medicine, call the doctor right away. He'll most likely tell you to stop giving the medication and he'll prescribe a different one.

    He may also suggest giving your kid an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine. If your child gets a rash from a non-prescription medicine, stop giving it immediately. Call your doctor if you need suggestions for a different drug.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on June 07, 2015

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