Does your child have an itchy rash?

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What is itchy rash?

Itchy rashes are common in children and typically caused by hives or contact dermatitis.

Hives are raised, itchy bumps that can be red or skin-colored.

Contact dermatitis is a reaction caused by a substance that touches the skin and can cause bumps, blisters, redness, and oozing. 

Get the Treatment Your Child Needs

Most itchy rashes improve with home remedies and over-the-counter treatments. If rashes are widespread, get worse despite 3-5 days of home treatments, or involve the face or genitals, prescription medication may be required. Your Alpha Provider can help determine which rashes could benefit from prescription medication, and in some cases may recommend seeing a dermatologist or allergist for additional skin, blood, or allergy testing if the rash does not go away with home treatments or comes back frequently.

Treatment for Hives

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Treatment for Contact Dermatitis

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Seek Immediate Care or Call 911 If Your Child Has These Symptoms

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Is your child suffering from itchy rash? Alpha Providers can help.

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Learn About Itchy Rash

What causes itchy rash and how can it be prevented? Learn the causes and prevention tips from our Alpha Providers.


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Preventing Itchy Rash

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How It Works

Describe Your Symptoms

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Connect with a Medical Provider

A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.

Get Whole-person Care

Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform and you can get medication at your preferred pharmacy.


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