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Skin Disorders

When should I call my doctor about a skin rash?

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  • If you have a skin rash, call or go to the doctor or clinic for:
    • Rash, spots, blisters, or strange coloring in an infant 3 months or younger
    • Diaper rash that does not get better in 3 days, even though you've tried prevention tips (change diapers more often and wipe with plain water, not scented wipes; let your baby go without a diaper as much as possible; use diaper cream)
    • Diaper rash that goes beyond the diaper area
    • Rash with a fever
    • Rash that looks infected (painful, red, may be leaking fluid)
    • Rash with mouth sores
    • Rash that is painful and on one side of the body or face
    • Rash that is very uncomfortable or painful
    • Acne that is leaving scars
    • Any rash that isn't getting better
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