My sons cheeks turn bright red on and off every day. I'm thinking this might be a food allergy of some sort? Its been happeneing for a while now and lots of people ask about his red cheeks. Anyone seen this problem? Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Lil_gi_2 - posted on 11/15/2015
I think rosacea is what some of you mean. Roseola looks more like measles all over the body. My son is having this too. He will get bright red cheeks and chin then it goes away an hour after I put coconut oil on them.. im concerned it might be an allergy
Chelsea - posted on 12/27/2008
Thanks everybody, He has an appointment coming up here and I'll be sure to ask his doctor about it. I have thought it might be from teething but he has a mouth full of teeth now and it seems to happen weather or not there is a tooth coming through. It doesnt seem to make a differance if he has been active or not, or if he has been outside or not. We are in Northern MN but there is no chapping, or dry skin. His skin is perfect and the only thing I can tell thats differant about his cheeks is that they are red. He never has a fever with it and his red cheeks dont even feel warm to the touch. They are just unmistakibly bright red from time to time throughout the day. There has been question about tomato's and products with tomato's in it. But he eats such a large variety of foods now its hard pinpoint if it is from what he's eating or not. If there are anymore suggestions or idea's I'd love to hear them. And I'll keep you posted about what the doc says.
Jennie - posted on 12/28/2008
sounds exactly like exzema, my son got it on his cheeks and a tiny bit on his chim, yr dr will be able to give you some cream, it probably wont bother yr son unless its cracked or itchy, my son grew out of it after the first winter, its always worse in the winter by the way, hope he's fine!
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Lil_gi_2 - posted on 02/03/2017
sorry for the late response. But, I would say yes! My son's eczema is now under control after going through a terrible ordeal. It was so severe, all over his body, felt like sandpaper and red, and he would wake up every night crying and scratching. We found out a big culprit was his allergies to foods. I also believe that when your child's eczema is red and flared up, the skin becomes extra sensitive to allergies. So everything causes a flare that normally would not.
We found out that he was very allergic to dust mites, mold, dogs, and peanuts, and mesquite pollen. After getting rid of all down products, keeping him away from dogs and peanuts. He is so much better. I also found that he is allergic to something in his probiotics and yogurt (since they have so many probiotics). He doesnt eat probiotics or yogurt anymore and his eczema is 95% better. He actually has baby smoothe skin again! It was months since I felt baby skin, so sad.
So i really recommend allergy test. If your baby is allergic to nuts, read all the labels. So many skin products use nuts (my son also allergic to hemp milk, we drink Ripple Milk THE BEST). Keep pets away, and when you eat out you'd be surprised how much food is cooked with peanut oil. I have to avoid Chick-Fil-A, Burger Lounge, and Hot Dog on a Stick (which is good because its so bad for him anyways). Some restaurants use like a vegetable blend oil but I swear, Hot Dog on A Stick's oil has to have some sort of nuts in it.
Robin - posted on 12/27/2008
Roseola is a virus. It begins as a fever (for a few days) and develops into a rash when the fever breaks (concentrated in the trunk area initially and then spreads to the rest of the body). If your son hasn't had these symptoms, then I really doubt that would be his issue. Both my boys have very fair and sensitive skin. My older son's cheeks get really red anytime he is really active and starts to get heated. My younger son, though, has an issue any time certain foods touch his skin. He also seems to break out when he gets licked by dogs. I don't know if any of these situations apply to you, but if you are beginning to get concerned, I'd just ask your Pediatrician. I'm sure he/she would know the right questions to help you rule out anything serious. Good luck to you!
Chelle - posted on 12/27/2008
Do you live in a cold, windy area? when I was a kid, my cheeks would get very red off and on in the winter especially, due to sensitive skin and the cold and wind friction when I was outside. Vaseline on my cheeks every time I went outside prevented it. I'm not saying its not roseola, just offering up another suggestion.:)
Leanne - posted on 12/27/2008
Hey, my son has really red cheeks when he seems to be teething. They were red on and off for about 3 months before his first 2 teeth came in. They arent as red anymore now that the 2 teeth have come in but we are waiting to see what happens when he gets more teeth. Our dr wasnt too concerned with it. Hope it helps!
My sons cheeks get very red on and off and a lot of times it is a clue for me that he is coming down with some type of virus or has a sinus infection because he deals with a lot of sinus issues. Not saying that this is what is going on with your son, but I would check it out with his pediatrician if I were you and he/she will refer you to what specialist needs to be seen, if any. Good luck to you.
I suspect my son has this. I think it is a type of contact dermatitis caused by foods that irritate his skin. I notice a lot with acidic food that gets on his face, particularly tomato products. I make sure to clean his face well and use a lot of Aveeno baby lotion. I will look up roseola though.
Diane - posted on 12/27/2008
I agree with Alicia...it sounds like roseola, but I would definitely have you pediatrician check it out. My grandson has food allergies and he broke out all over when he ate eggs and they discovered the allergies. Good luck!
Alicia - posted on 12/27/2008
My niece had the same thing, it is called roseola(i think that is how it is spelled) it is a form of dermitis; the doctor prescribed a cream for my niece but I do not know the name of it. I do not believe it is a food allergy because all three of my children had food allergies and other allergies and the doctor told me that they would get a rash all over the torso of their body not in one area.
Good luck and I hope I helped.
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