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Rash, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms

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Does your child have any of the following symptoms?

  • Your child has hives or you suspect an allergic reaction: Go to the topic Allergic Reaction.
  • Your child's rash began after a tick bite, spider bite, or insect bite or sting: Go to the topic Tick Bites or Insect Bites and Stings and Spider Bites.
  • Your child wears diapers and the rash is in the diaper area: Go to the topic Diaper Rash.

Does your child have a rash that looks like bruises (purpura) or tiny purple or red blood spots (petechiae)?

Does your child have a rash with a fever?

Does your child have a generalized rash over his or her body?

Do you think your child's rash may have been caused by abuse or neglect?

Do you think your child's rash may be caused by a medicine?

Does your child have a rash and signs of skin infection?

Does your child have itching?

Does your child have a localized rash in one area of his or her body?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

Does your child have any of the following symptoms?


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: February 21, 2012
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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