Rashes and Infectious Diseases
Rashes are common, yet there is often an inconsistency on how they should be documented or described. Children get rashes virtually from the day they are born. Many are of no account and soon fade. But children get other rashes during childhood, and parents and carers can often be concerned. This chapter describes common rashes of childhood and offers practical advice on assessing the rash, diagnosing the cause and knowing what to do. Particular emphasis is placed on the correct use of nomenclature associated with describing and documenting rashes.
- Early signs and symptoms
- Describing a rash
- Specific common rashes in depth
- A history of the rash