8 almost 9month old has red cheeks all the time?
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Cheri - posted on 02/28/2009
My oldest boy once had a condition called "5th Disease" or Slapped Cheek Syndrome..It looked like somebody had slapped him on the cheeks. They say it can last for several weeks before it diappears but he only had it for about 5-6 days and it disappeared. He was a little more fussy than normal when he had it and he had a mild fever off and on, but that can happen with teething too! They show pictures on http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_pictures...
It may just be this ever changing weather!! It sure does a number on my skin!!
Wendi - posted on 02/28/2009
Hi!! yes my daughter is about to turn 9 months, and she has the same thing! We went to the drs recently and she said it was slight case of eczema and to keep moisturized. She recommended cetaphil lotion....it seems to be working pretty well....
Nicole Jon - posted on 03/01/2009
my son has red cheeks all the time..check to see if they are dry??? if they are use aquaphor on them if they are not check which detergent you are using, if its not the detergent he may just have rosy cheeks my husband did when he was little and its genetic
Patricia - posted on 02/28/2009
This happened to my son at that age as well. Dr said it was eczema and recommended we keep them moisturized with Eucerin, petrolium jelly or something that didn't have a bunch of fragrance. His cheeks were moisturized but still red. I started watching his diet more carefully because I wasn't 100% sure it was just eczema and started to suspect a food allergy after he started also getting red on his bottom. My son was allergic to the banana baby food and any fruit with seeds in it like strawberries, kiwi - even juice. He's now 4 years old and still has a reaction to fruits with seeds.
Michelle - posted on 02/28/2009
My son's cheeks get red alot he does have allergies. His dermatologist and allergist both suggested to use diaper rash cream (like A&D) on his cheeks. He works as a barrier against moisture and wind. He has really smooth skin after doing it regular. I usually but it on after bath too.
Kristina - posted on 02/28/2009
My son had 5th Disease as well. Totally sounds the same. Then I got it. Not so fun for a grown up! It went away all on it's own. But, I did take him to the Dr to make sure.
My son also has eczema. I use Dr. Bonner's soap. (I get it at Trader Joe's.) I use it all over and he cleared up in about a week.
Betsy - posted on 02/28/2009
My little boys' cheeks are red when they teethe. My 5 month old is cutting a tooth on his left cheek cause it's bright red. poor thing.
My guess is it's either teething or just dry skin. If you don't think he's teething I'd rub Aquafor on his cheeks. It's better for their skin than vaseline.
Lorraine - posted on 02/28/2009
my son has the same , if the skin is ruff aswell as red . its not down to teething , u need to moisturize his face after ever wash and in a few days u will see a difference it mite be slight excema so something mild like e45 or even aveeno its great and got al natural products. good luck and dont worry it will go with age, xxx
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