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