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.