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
Treatment for Contact Dermatitis
Seek Immediate Care or Call 911 If Your Child Has These Symptoms
Is your child suffering from itchy rash? Alpha Providers can help.
Learn About Itchy Rash
What causes itchy rash and how can it be prevented? Learn the causes and prevention tips from our Alpha Providers.
Preventing Itchy Rash
How it Works
Answer questions about your child's health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).
Any medications or prescriptions will be sent to your nearest pharmacy for pick up.
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