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Pale skin is usually nothing to worry about. But there are times when you might want to see your doctor if your child’s skin looks pale.

Pale-looking or whiteish skin is rarely anything to worry about. It’s normal for fair-skinned children to look pale because of a lack of sunshine in winter months or when they’re feeling cold.

You should see your doctor if:

  • you suspect your child is anaemic (a low level of red blood cells in the blood)
  • your child is generally unwell and pale
  • your child has been bruising easily and having lots of nosebleeds, or easily becomes dizzy or short of breath.

Note that pale skin caused by anaemia is rare in children.

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  • Last Updated 10-05-2011
  • Last Reviewed 10-05-2011

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