Rashes

Rashes come in different forms and cause itching and irritation. Learn how to treat a rash, what causes it, and more.

The Differences Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac

Learn how to recognize these pesky plants, where they grow, how to avoid them, and how to treat your child's rash if she comes into contact with any of them.

What to Do if You or Your Child Gets the Measles

If members of your family have the measles, you'll see an unpleasant rash develop all over their bodies. Here are ways to cope with the symptoms and to prevent the measles virus from spreading to others.

Spot That Rash: Causes and Cures of Rashes

It's scary when your child's skin is suddenly red and itchy. This guide will help you figure out the cause and the cure. The pictures aren't pretty, but you'll be glad you looked.

What Are Hives?

Learn about the triggers, symptoms, and treatments

Cellultis Symptoms and Treatment

Cellulitis, also known as the Erysipelas rash, is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Learn to spot the signs to get proper treatment.

How to Treat Canker Sores

Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers, appear in the mouth or cheeks. Understand the symptoms and causes of canker sores.

How to Treat Hives

Learn how to recognize hives and help them go away.

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.

Cradle Cap Symptoms and Treatment

Cradle cap, also know as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a condition where a baby's skin is covered in splotches and flakes. Learn what causes cradle cap and how to get rid of it.

Identifying Skin Bleeding

If you notice a rash of red spots, your child may be bleeding under the skin because of an allergic reaction. Learn more about skin bleeds to determine the signs.

Allergic Reactions to Moistened Wipes on the Rise

More children than ever are getting serious rashes after using pre-moistened toiletry wipes. Watch this video courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to learn more.

What Hives Look Like

Here's how to identify the rash and prevent it from coming back

What Is Fifth Disease?

Learn the signs and symptoms of this viral infection.

Fifth Disease Symptoms and Treatment

The symptoms of fifth disease, caused by Parvovirus B19, include fever and a rash on the cheek. Learn to spot the signs and get proper treatment.

Measles: What to Do if Your Child Is Exposed

Worried that your child may have come into contact with the measles virus? Get the facts on what to do before symptoms begin to appear.

How to Protect Babies from Measles

Babies have a higher risk of experiencing complications if exposed to the measles virus. Here's how to protect your baby from getting measles.

Can Baby Wipes Cause Allergies?

A preservative in many types of pre-moistened wipes is linked to a dramatic rise in allergic reactions.

What is Heat Rash?

The causes and symptoms of heat rash--otherwise known as prickly heat--as well as the best ways to treat it

Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics

My son has a red rash on his face and arms. Could this be a reaction to antibiotics he finished a week ago?

6 Gross (but Common!) Conditions Parents Don't Talk About

Get to know six contagious conditions that lots of kids have but few parents talk about.

Measles 101: Everything You Need to Know

Worried about measles? Read our guide to learn everything about the highly contagious measles virus, including how to spot the symptoms, ways to prevent it, and how to treat it.

Dr. Alan Greene on Catching Roseola

How long is a child with roseola contagious for?

What Is Fifth Disease?

Learn the signs and symptoms of this viral infection.