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Rashes: Symptoms

Read on for detailed information about all the most common rashes, but if you have no idea what kind of rash your child might have, here’s a quickie primer to point you in the right direction: 

If your child has…

Blisters: Could be contact dermatitis, coxsackie, diaper rash, impetigo, poison ivy

Bright red cheeks: Could be fifth disease

Dry patches: Could be cradle cap, eczema

Fever: Could be coxsackie, fifth disease, roseola, scarlet fever

Flaky skin: Could be cradle cap

Itchiness: Could be contact dermatitis, eczema, fifth disease, impetigo, poison ivy, scarlet fever

Lesions: Could be psoriasis

Red bumps or spots: Could be diaper rash, eczema, petechiae, poison ivy, roseola, scarlet fever

Red welts: Could be hives 

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