Your Children – Rash Timeline
Many things can cause a rash and so timelines for your child’s rash can vary. A rash may indicate that your child:
- has an infection of some kind,
- has an allergy to something, or
- may be starting to get a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.
If you are worried about your child’s rash or are unsure what is causing it, you should take your child to a doctor.
Many parents worry about meningitis, but meningitis is an uncommon cause of rashes in children. If your child has meningitis, the child will usually have a headache, vomiting and a high temperature along with the rash. If you do suspect meningitis, get medical help immediately.