Medicines That May Cause a Rash in Children

Children react to medicines in different ways. Some kids may get a rash from medicines that include:

If your child gets a rash after starting a new medicine, stop giving the medicine and schedule a visit with the pediatrician. It's important that the rash is assessed - and that if it is a result of the medication, it becomes part of your child's medical record and an alternative treatment is sought. 


WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Renee A. Alli, MD on June 25, 2019



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