A number of different reasons can lead to the development of rashes on a child’s face. It could be due to an infection, a systemic disease, or irritation. Treatment is going to depend on identifying the cause of rashes.
- When a child develops rashes, it is important to check the medical history include possible areas of contact that may have led to the rashes.
- If the rashes on the face are a concern, parents should seek medical assistance.
Cause and Treatment for Bumpy Rash Face of a Child
Here are some of the common causes of rashes on the face.
- Contact Dermatitis
- This is when the child comes in contact with an irritant.
- this is a highly contagious viral infection than can last for about two weeks.
- Aside from the face, the rashes will be found on other parts of the body.
- Vesicles, which look like large insect bites with a fluid sac is likely to form.
- Measles and German Measles
- Like Chickenpox, this is also a viral condition and it can last for a couple of weeks.
- Rashes are usually large in appearance or it can be pinpoint and prickly.
- Scarlet Fever
- Characterized by a streptococcal sore throat that is accompanied by a rash.
- It gives patients a flushed coloration, hence the name.
- Fifth’s Disease
- Caused by a virus and is infectious.
- It leads to redness of the cheeks.
- From the face, it will spread through the body.
- The rash may be warm to the touch.
Bumpy Rash on Child Face
A number of things can cause this symptom, they include:
- Heat rash – often has fluid filled vesicles.
- Bacterial infection – often localized and can be caused by streptococcus aureus and other bacteria.
Aside from viral and bacterial causes, rashes may also be caused by fungi including Ringworm.
Treatment may Involve the Following:
- Sitz Baths – helps relieve itching.
- Pain medication
- Antimicrobial medication
When Should Rashes be a Concern?
There are a number of life-threatening diseases or conditions that can have rashes as a symptom. Parents should be concerned when rashes are accompanied by:
- High fever
- Intermittent low grade fever.
- Difficulty breathing, turning blue.
- Swollen Lymph Nodes.
Petechiae should also be a cause for concern. These are red or purple colored dots on the skin that are caused by bursting of the small blood vessels. It is a common symptom of:
- Rocky Mountain Fever.
- Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever.
When these warning signs are observed or when a rash becomes of particular concern parents must seek immediate medical attention.