My baby has one rosey red cheek, could it really be teething??

Rebecca - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hi,

for the past three days my son has had the same rosey red cheek and jsut wondering if anyone has any ideas to what it might be? He doesnt have a temperture and hasnt really been whingey so i dont think he is ill. My mum suggested that it may be teething as he has been quite dribbley too but he is only just 2 months old :s please help by suggesting what it might be. Thanks

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Kate - posted on 01/07/2010

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My baby too has one red cheek occasionally. It started around two months and now that she is nine months it is still appears. I have asked the Pediatrician and they weren't concerned. Her first tooth arrived at eight months so I am not sure if it is associated with teething.

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son LOVED gnawing on wet wash cloths. I even put them in ziplock bags and put them in the freezer. They are sooo much better than those frozen hard teething ring things. I know a couple kids that cracked a tooth. Hard to believe.. I use those frozen things for like.. a busted lip.. my 25 mo old BOY has used it LOTS!!! This is all just MY opinion.

Brooklyn - posted on 01/06/2010

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if your baby has red cheeks he just might b getting ready to teeth like your mom said all i can say is get all the good stuff to help with those moments my son just turn three mths and yes he is teething

Megan - posted on 01/06/2010

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My baby has red cheeks too. Started with one cheek, and it comes and goes. Now the other cheek is doing it occasionally too! Once I ruled out food allergies I took her to the dermatologist - they said it is really common in kids, especially this time of year. They said it is called A-topic dermititis. Basically it's the body's reaction to some sort of allergy (like grass or pollen - especially if you have any allergies), or it can happen during weather changes. They gave us a cream to keep on it so that it doesn't get very dry. My pediatrician says they see it all the time, so nothing to worry about.

Kate - posted on 01/06/2010

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I agree with the others it's prob. teething. but there is a chilhood disease called slapped cheek disease, it's the 5th childhood disease. nothing to worry about both my girls had it but when they were older. the symtoms for this is low grade temp. and one or both red cheeks, hence the slapped cheek name.

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Deborah - posted on 01/08/2010

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When my son was a baby, he used to get one red cheek with no other symptoms. I called his doctor (thinking fifths disease) but it turns out...it was due to our cold dry air in winter. When I'd take him for walks. I'd make sure he was bundled up warm but his face was exposed. But if you are ever unsure and it "feels odd" call the doctor. I had many "false alarms" with taking him to the doctor but better safe than sorry. Oh and my son started having teething pain and drooled A LOT (a.k.a .dribbley ) when he was about 2 1/2 months BUT his first tooth didn't break thru until 5 months later! And he always felt the teething pain in his ears (hence all the false alarms to the doctor thinking he had ear infections).

Brooke - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son has eczema and it shows up on one and both sides of his face mainly and sometimes over his abdomin

Jamie - posted on 01/06/2010

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I have 2 boys. They both get red cheek/s when they are teething. My oldest is 2 1/2 and he has been getting one red cheek this winter a lot if we don't keep enough lotion on him. When it gets really red I will smear a bunch of vaseline on it before he goes to bed and by morning it is fine again.

Rebecca - posted on 01/06/2010

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Thankyou for all your comments. I phoned my health visitor today she said about the slapped cheek. I have given him a small amount of coupol to see if it help or not, i'm going to keep an eye on it, if it doesnt get any better by friday i think i'll take him to the docs. Thanks so much though, it's so nice there is so much support out there! So hard being a first time mum xx

Viktorija - posted on 01/06/2010

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anytime my wee woman got a rosey cheek i new it was earinfection :( but if he isnt narkey or have no temp it could be the teething .. remember it could start now , but it could go on for a month or so before the first tooth appears

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2010

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Might be teething. If the skin is dry then you might want to moisturize that side more frequently.

Robin - posted on 01/06/2010

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If it continues, or you notice it right after he eats, start noting that. My nephew has food allergies and his cheeks turn red after he eats corn products.

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Thank you for the question Rebecca... my boy turned up with two rosey red cheeks yesterday, I was thinking it was a rash of some sort! (Maybe laying in a wet spot on the crib mattress... food, I didn't know ) I feel better now knowing it's his teeth, he cut his first one through about three days ago :)

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2010

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I agree with the other posters, a baby with red cheeks.. could be teething. My son gets rosey cheeks when he is hot... when he has a fever... and when he plays alot and gets his heart rate up. Keep an eye on his gums and his temp. Good luck!!

Kathy - posted on 01/06/2010

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my 20 month old has rosey red cheeks on both side. I don't really have a clue on what it could be because last week he had hives is on antibotic and was on steroids I think his might be a reaction

Lauren - posted on 01/06/2010

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It could possibly be teething, babies can get teeth at any age some are even born with them! Babies can feel their teeth coming through months before they actually come through. My daughter didn't get any signs of teething no dribbling/red cheeks/grumpyness/temperature and they just popped through.

Every baby is different though. Sorry I'm not much help!! Hopefully it'll go in a few days and hope he is ok.

Yo - posted on 01/06/2010

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Your baby having red cheeks could quite definitely be because of teething, my 6 month old has been dribbling, chewing fists etc from being 2 months old. They tend to do this for quite a while, before any teggies appear!!

If you are worried at all, doesnt hurt to see doctor/health visitor.

Hope all is well.

xx

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2010

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I agree with the other posters, a baby with red cheeks.. could be teething. My son gets rosey cheeks when he is hot... when he has a fever... and when he plays alot and gets his heart rate up. Keep an eye on his gums and his temp. Good luck!!

Yo - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hi

Your baby having red cheeks could quite definitely be because of teething, my 6 month old has been dribbling, chewing fists etc from being 2 months old. They tend to do this for quite a while, before any teggies appear!!

If you are worried at all, doesnt hurt to see doctor/health visitor.

Hope all is well.

xx

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