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 your GP if:
- you suspect your child is anaemic
- your child is generally unwell or pale, doesn’t have much energy, or has a fever
- 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.