Kids & Rashes: When Should Parents Be Concerned? Find Out! by Dr. Heidi Renner

Kids & Rashes: When Should Parents Be Concerned? Find Out!

It’s common for kids to get rashes, and it’s also common for parents to be concerned. Rashes can scary for a parent, especially if it’s one they haven’t seen before. The causes of rashes vary greatly and that can be frustrating. The rash could be caused by:

  • an allergy
  • a chronic condition such as eczema
  • a reaction to a medication 
  • a viral illness

And that's just to name a few! The good news? Most of the time when a child has a rash it’s not cause for concern and should resolve on its own or with an easy treatment. If you’re concerned, always talk to your doctor.

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.

Mike Prochaska
My kids are always getting rashes in the winter

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