Rashes in Children Directory
Skin rashes are common in children, but most are usually not harmful. A rash can be caused by an allergic reaction, viral illness, or a medical problem that affects the skin. Common types of rashes in children include diaper rash, a skin condition called eczema, baby dandruff called cradle cap, and infections such as roseola and fifth disease. Some rashes, however, can be caused by life-threatening diseases such as meningitis. Call the doctor if your child has a rash with a fever or breathing problems, if the rash covers a large part of the body, or if it looks like it hurts or is infected. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about rashes in children, how they develop, what they look like, when to worry, and much more.
Treating Skin Allergy Symptoms in Kids
Tips for relieving your child's skin allergy symptoms.
Childhood Skin Problems
WebMD explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments for a number of skin conditions seen in young children, including cradle cap, roseola, and fifth disease.
Yeast Infection Skin Rash Treatment
Candidiasis is by far the most common type of yeast infections in human skin. Candidiasis is infection with Candida species. More than 20 species of Candida exist. The most common ...
Treating Skin Rashes in Children
Rashes can be common in children. WebMD explains how to treat a rash and when to call the doctor.
Protect Your Child’s Skin From Irritants
Get expert tips on how to protect your child’s skin from common skin irritants.
Serious Symptoms in Children: Signs not to Be Ignored
Wondering if your child’s condition is serious or not? WebMD discusses the possible signs of a serious health problem and what to do in case of a health emergency.
Is My Newborn Normal?
To help prepare you for those first hours, days, and weeks of life, here's a head-to-toe guide to newborn health.
Baby Skin Care: Q&A With Jeremy F. Shapiro, MD
What are the most common baby skin care problems? How can you care for diaper rash? Our expert answers these questions and more.
Battling Diaper Rash
From prevention to treatment, all the facts on the diaper rash.
Diapering Delicate Areas
All the facts new moms and dads need to know to cope with newborn umbilical cords and newly circumcised baby boys.
Baby Skin Conditions
Any bump or rash on a baby's skin can be a source of concern for new parents.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Eczema
Could that itchy, scaly, crusty rash be eczema? See the symptoms of this irritating skin condition, and find out how it’s treated.
Scabies Symptoms, Cause, and Treatments
See scabies skin rashes, symptoms (night itching), treatments, and home care. Pictures show the itch mite, how it spreads, who gets scabies, and how to get rid of it.
Baby Skin Care -- Simple Tips to Keep Your Baby's Skin Healthy
Caring for your newborn baby's skin may seem complex, but it doesn't have to be. From rashes and sunburn, to laundry detergent and baby powder, learn how to take care of your newborn's skin -- and keep it baby soft.
How to Diaper Your Baby
You'll get plenty of chances to diaper your newborn baby! These step-by-step tips will help you master the art of diaper changing and fix any first-time mistakes fast.