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    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

    Last Updated: August 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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