When to Call the Pediatrician
"Most rashes, especially in children, are harmless and clear up on their own or with appropriate treatment," Woods says. But call your pediatrician if:
- Your kid doesn't have any energy, feels pain at the site of the rash, or has a rash that goes deep into the skin.
- He has a purple bruise-like rash or one that doesn't get better with over-the-counter treatments.
Pain While Peeing
If your child is complains about this, it's "a definite red flag -- especially with a girl," Mendelson says.
Call your pediatrician if your child's genitals are red, have a rash, or anything unusual. The doctor will check her for a possible urinary tract infection.