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Rashes can be caused by
, medicines, heat, allergies, and many other things. Many are only a minor annoyance. But some can be serious and need medical treatment.
Rashes can be hard to avoid. But some types can be prevented:
This harmless rash often forms a telltale “Christmas tree” pattern on the back that makes it easy to identify.
Diaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby’s skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.
Has your child broken out in welts? It could be a case of the hives. Learn how to soothe itchy bumps and help your child feel better.
By the looks of the “bulls-eye” marks this rash leaves on the skin, you might think it’s cause for concern. But erythema multiforme clears up on its own within a few weeks.
Erythema toxicum is a common rash seen in full-term newborns. No treatment is needed and it goes away on its own.
Especially common in kids between the ages of 5 and 15, fifth disease is a viral illness that produces a distinctive red rash on the face, body, arms, and legs.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection. For most children, the rash isn’t a big deal and goes away on its own over time.
Ringworm isn’t a worm at all – it’s the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.
The skin rash molluscum contagiosum isn’t a big deal. Find out what to do about it in this article for teens.
Poison ivy can grow anywhere, from the woods to your backyard. This article for teens has tips on how to avoid the plant and what to do if you get a rash.
Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it – and the other plants that can make you itch – in this article for kids.
Most people get a reaction to poison ivy. Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy.
Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!
Hives cause raised red bumps or welts on the skin. They’re pretty common and usually not serious. Find out what to do about hives in this article for teens.
Eczema is a common skin problem among teens. If you have eczema, read this article to find out more about it and how you can deal with the skin stress.
Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse. Many kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they’re teens.
Impetigo is a strange-sounding word that might be new to you. It’s an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Read this article to learn more about it.
Shingles isn’t very common in kids – it mostly affects older people. Find out what causes shingles, symptoms to watch for, and what to do if your child has it.
Pityriasis rosea is a pink or gray skin rash that’s common in teens and young adults. It may itch, but it’s harmless. Find out what to do about it in this article for teens.
Ringworm is a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by fairly common bacteria. Read this article to learn how to recognize it and what to do about it.
Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that causes blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area. Learn how this common problem is treated and what can help prevent it.
Scabies is an infestation that affects the skin, and is caused by a mite that burrows into the top layer of skin. It causes itching and bumps or blisters.
Scarlet fever is an illness caused by a strep infection. It causes a red, bumpy rash that spreads over most of the body, and is treated with antibiotics.
Chiggers are tiny red mites whose bites aren’t painful but do cause intense itching.Â Home care can help the itchiness.
Diaper rash is a common skin condition in babies. In most cases, the condition clears up quickly with a few simple changes.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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