Medicines That May Cause Rashes in Children
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause a rash. A few common examples are:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve).
- Pain medicines, such as codeine.
- Seizure medicines.
If a rash occurs after your child has begun a new medicine:
- Stop giving the medicine to your child.
- Call the doctor who prescribed or recommended the medicine to determine if another medicine needs to be prescribed.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014