Your baby's skin is sensitive and prone to irritating rashes. These skin blemishes can appear almost out of nowhere. Learn about different types of rashes.

Different Types of Rashes

Rashes develop when the skin is irritated by allergic reactions to bacteria, viruses, foods, metals, and other factors. Read about different rashes to prevent and treat them.


The video shows a child with hives. Hives is a rash triggered by allergies, and it is very itchy and moves around the body.

Infant Neck Rashes

Dr. Alan Greene answers the question, Why does my baby have a rash and what can I do about it?

Chickenpox Rash

The video shows a boy with chickenpox. We can see typical chickenpox in various stages of development scattered around his body. This is typical for this childhood disease.

Fifth Disease Rash

The video shows a boy with Fifth Disease. Typical symptoms for this childhood disease include fever and rash on the cheeks.

How to Care for Baby Skin

Learn how to care for your newborn's skin, and subsequently protect your baby from rashes and skin diseases.

Scarlet Fever Rash

This video shows a 3 year old boy with scarlet fever. Common symptoms of scarlet fever are a high fever, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, a headache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. The child will also have a distinctive rash.

What's That Rash?

Treating your baby's skin problems, from eczema to diaper rash.

Molluscum Contagiosum Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of molluscum contagiosum, a skin infection caused by a poxvirus, include the appearance of flesh-colored bumps. Learn to spot the signs of molluscum contagiosum in children.

What Do Hives Look Like on a Baby?

Hives is a common skin condition that can be caused by bug bites, medications, food allergies, and more. If you suspect your baby has hives, learn how to spot the symptoms, how to treat her, and when to call a doctor.

Impetigo Symptoms and Treatment

Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Learn how to spot the symptoms and provide treatment.

What Does Contact Dermatitis Look Like on a Baby?

There are two types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Find out how to identify and treat both skin conditions and when you should call the doctor.

Hives Symptoms and Treatment

Raised red bumps on the skin and intense itching can be signs of hives. Learn about the symptoms to prevent and treat it.

Winter Skin Savers

Cold weather can be hard on a baby's delicate skin. Learn how to protect your little one from rashes, dryness, and more all season long.

How to Remedy Baby Skin Conditions

Make your infant more comfortable -- get rid of these irritations.

When to Worry: Thrush

If your bundle of joy has white patches in his mouth, he could have thrush. Learn more about symptoms and treatment for this condition.

What Does HFMD Look Like on a Baby?

HFMD is a viral illness that usually affects children 5 years and younger. Learn how to recognize the symptoms, how to treat it, and when you should call a doctor.

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like on a Baby?

Poison ivy has shiny green leaves in groups of three connected by one stem. If you suspect your child has come into contact with poison ivy, find out what exactly to look for, how to treat him, and when to call the doctor.

What Does Fifth Disease Look Like on a Baby?

Fifth disease is a viral illness that may start with cold-like symptoms. Learn how to spot the signs and treat your baby, as well as when to call the doctor.

When to Worry: Pinkeye

Could your infant's swollen eye be pinkeye? Find out if your baby has the symptoms of this infection and how to treat it.

When to Worry: Ringworm

How can you tell if your baby's rash is ringworm? Find out how to spot the fungal rash and what to do if your tot has it.