Skin Rash On Kids
Your Kid has a rash ? Where did the rash start ? is it itchy ? What color is it ? Does he/her have enlarged lymph gland ? Learn the how to diagnose the most common kids rashes , Measles, Chicken pox, Rubella, Rubeolla and more..
|Fever||Itchy||The lesion||Location||Duration||Additional signs|
|Measles||Yes||Minimal||Flat pink and then red||First the face and |
then the chest belly
|4-7 days||Before the rash
there is cough
and "red eyes"
|Rubella||Yes||No||Flat and red||face and then truck and limbs||2-4 days||Swollen lymphs glands behind the years.
In older kids -
sometimes joint pains.
|Rubeolla||Yes||No||usually flat and pink, maybe sometimes a bit rough to the touch||First the trunk and|
then arms and neck. Minimal on face and feet.
|1-2 days||Start with high temperature (fever) .
The rash appears
after the rash subsides.
|Scarlet fever||Yes||No||Flat, red , rough to the touch.||First the face and then the elbows. Spreads rapidly in 24 hours to the rest of the body.||5-7 days||Sore throat and then desquamation of skin
on the pals of the hands.
|Fifth Disease||No||No||Flat, Red, Lace like.||Looks like a "slapped cheek" The rash can appear and disappear again during the disease.||First the face, and then
teh rest of the body
|Chicken Pox||Yes||Yes||Flat red and then vesicles and crusts||can start anywhere - Limbs , trunk, face, scalp/||4-10 days||The lesions start as
flat papules and than transform into vesicles