Red Cheeks

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ITSABOY - January 17

What can be causing his cheeks to be so red?

 

Bonnie - January 17

How old is he? Is he teething? Mason's cheeks get really red and bumpy when he teethes. There is also eczema, fever, etc.

 

ITSABOY - January 17

He will be 5 months jan 24th.

 

ITSABOY - January 17

The doc says he is not teething but he has all the signs.

 

SonyaM - January 17

My two sons get red cheeks when it's cold and windy outside and usually goes away when I use aquaphor lotion. My oldest son also had red cheeks (looks like he was just slapped across the face) when he had FIfth's Disease. Google it, it's not as bad as it sounds. Hope this helps.

 

Maggie - January 17

Hi ITSABOY, has your son had strep in the past couple of months? If he has, check his groin area and see if he has a rash there, and also see if he has little red bumps on his belly. If he does call your ped because it may be scarlet fever. The good possibility is that he is teething, but better safe than sorry. My son had it a few months back and I totally missed it until he started getting physically ill.

 

Rabbits07 - January 17

Fifth's Disease...also called Slapcheek disease (self explanatory) is a possibility. Not dangerous or anything, but a child with it should not be around pregnant women.

 

maryl14 - January 17

i agree with rabbits07 all 3 o my older children came down with 5th disease within 3 wks in my last month of pregnancy and i got extremely sick and it does have a fever but like the week before the rash shows up then they tend to only get the rash

 

ITSABOY - January 17

ok this sounds like a possibility.ladies tyson had a fever last week for 3 days of 102.6 i tooh him to the doc and he said it was a virus.well he has not run fever since 1 week today.hos cheeks started getting red lastnight and it never went away.so he had a fever a week ago.

 

Rabbits07 - January 17

I would call and let the pedi know about the red cheeks...he may ask him to come in or he may just dx him over the phone since he knows about the fever last week. In any case, if he has been around any preggos in the last week or so I would give them a call and let them know your ds possibly has Fifth's. . Their ob's will need to check them for Parvo Virus antibodies...if they have them then they have no worries, if they do not then their ob will want to keep a close watch on the developemnt of the unborn baby with ultrasound. Exposure does not always cause problems but it can be a possibility. My youngest daughter contracted it while I was preg this last time. I had antibodies, but a girl who was preg that lives above us and rode the bus with my dd did not....she had frequent u/s through her pregnancy , but all turned out fine.

 

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