By Raising Children Network
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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.

About pale skin

Pale-looking or whitish skin is rarely anything to worry about.

It’s normal for fair-skinned children to look pale in winter because of a lack of sunshine or when they’re feeling cold.

You should take your child to the doctor if:

  • you suspect your child is anaemic
  • your child is generally unwell and pale
  • your child has been bruising easily and having lots of nosebleeds
  • your child easily gets dizzy or short of breath.

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

  • Last updated or reviewed 13-11-2015