A young child with a rash that’s raised and has circumscribed areas filled with fluid comes to the school nurse. What type of rash should the nurse document?

  • maculopapular rash
  • heat rash
  • vesicular rash
  • pustular rash
Number 3 is correct.
Vesicular rashes contain small raised, sacs filled with clear liquid. A maculopapular rash is characterized by a flat, red area on the skin covered with small confluent bumps. A heat rash appears as tiny red pimples, bumps, or spots usually on the back of the neck or lower back. Pustular rash presents with pustules smaller than 5 – 10 mm filled with pus.