Can a Rash Be a Sign of Illness? Yes! Know the Symptoms to Watch For! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Can a Rash Be a Sign of Illness? Yes! Know the Symptoms to Watch For!

Rashes can be a symptom of a viral infections like roseola, chicken pox and measles, just to name a few. If your child develops a rash along with other symptoms of a viral illness, contact your pediatrician. These symptoms include:

  • high fever
  • change of behavior
  • decreased intake of fluids
  • decreased urine output 
  • dry lips 

This combination may be a sign of a more serious illness and the child should be evaluated in your pediatrician’s office. 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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