Rash, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- Your child has signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness around the rash.
- Red streaks leading from the rash.
- Pus draining from the rash.
- A fever.
- Your child's rash gets worse and your child starts to feel bad, with fever, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, or other problems.
- Your child has new blisters or bruises, or the rash spreads and looks like a sunburn.
- Your child has shortness of breath.
- Your child has joint aches or body aches with the rash.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- The rash does not clear up after 2 to 3 weeks of home treatment.
- You think the rash is a reaction to a medicine your child is using.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 14, 2014
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