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Pediatric Drug Rashes

Key Points About Drug Rashes in Children

  • Drug rashes are the body's reaction to a certain medicine. Rashes can range from mild to severe.
  • The type of rash that happens depends on the type of medicine that is causing it.
  • Contact your child's healthcare provider right away if your child develops a rash while taking a medicine. Allergic reactions can be serious and even fatal. Don't give any more medicine until you talk to your provider.
  • Diagnosing a rash caused by a reaction to medicine can be complicated.
  • The problem usually clears up if the child stops taking the medicine that is causing the reaction.
  • Allergic reactions can be serious and even fatal.


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