When to seek medical advice?

A visit to the family doctor or the paediatrician is generally advisable if the rash occurs together with a fever.

Contact your family doctor immediately if:

your child has a rash AND:

  • feels pain in the neck when bending the head or torso.
  • appears confused.
  • trembles uncontrollably.
  • has an uncontrollable fever.
  • the hands and feet are unusually cold.
  • is sensitive to light.

These symptoms could be signs of meningitis (inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord).