Rashes are another common problem in children. Often they clear up themselves without needing the care of a doctor. Simple surface rashes should just be monitored. If they don’t get worse and your child isn’t experiencing other symptoms, the rash will likely run its course. 

Other times, the rash is a symptom of some other childhood ailment. If your child’s skin is bright red, or feels like it’s burning, you should consider care. Also, if the rash creates open sores, then you want to seek medical treatment

When the rash is a symptom of something else, the rash could be from:

  • Roseola
  • Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease
  • Fifths Disease

If your child has a history of a staph infection or could have been exposed to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), you also want to seek medical care. 

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers are Jacksonville pediatricians, Jacksonville Beach pediatricians, and Fleming Island pediatricians providing care for children from newborn to 18 years. Our 24-hour office also provides services for non-life-threatening illnesses to registered patients 24 hours a day.

24/7 Pediatric Care Centers is not a substitute for Emergency or Trauma-related medical care.
If you feel your child is experiencing a life-threatening event, immediately call 911.