Many things can cause a rash in babies and children, and they’re often nothing to worry about.

Go to A&E or call 999 if your child has a rash and they:

  • have a stiff neck
  • are bothered by light
  • seem confused
  • are shaking uncontrollably
  • have a fever you can’t control
  • have unusually cold hands and feet
  • have a rash that doesn’t fade when you press a glass against it

These can be signs of meningitis.

Rash with fever

Fever and red cheeks

Rash with itching

Rash caused by heat

Rash without fever or itching

White spots in babies