How should I respond if my child develops a rash?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Robin Vick, Assistant Director of Nursing at Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, discusses some urgent situations for a sick or injured child and how to manage them including how to respond if your child develops a rash.

    Host: How should I respond if my child develops a rash?

    Robin Vick: If you see a rash develop on your child's skin, it's always an urgent situation. A rash by its definition means that the child has come into contact with something that is an irritant, an allergen and as in the insect bite situation, the allergen has the potential to evolve and accelerate in quite unexpected fashion. A rash can progress into hives and it can progress even further into respiratory complications and cardiac distress. So communicating with your physician about what you see and having the physician know about any other circumstances, any other additional complications like breathing troubles, sleepiness is creates an urgent situation.

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