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Red Cheeks - Teething???? Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
2nd Sep '08

Julien's cheeks are kind of red today and the skin seems a little rough - there are tiny little bumps. I can't think of what could be causing it other than an allergic reaction to his formula or that he's teething. He hasn't had anything else different today. I didn't even give him any vegetables just in case that could cause a problem. He doesn't have a fever and he's still eating but he's been so fussy since about 5 pm tonight. He just wants to be held non-stop (well he did. Now he's in his crib sleeping :) :) :)).



So I'm just wondering, did any of your babies get red cheeks when they were teething? I'm kind of worried (first time mom paranoia, hopefully). I tried to take a picture but it doesn't show up too well...



Normal:




Today (like I said, the picture isn't showing it too well but you can see his cheeks are pinker than normal **he's all shiny because I had just given him a bath and put baby oil on him):

Stace[SarcasticB] 33 kids; Warren, Michigan 5071 posts
2nd Sep '08

definetly watching this topic. Sorry I can't help you. But my son is going through the same thing. He has been extremely cranky and one day his cheeks were really red. I took him to the doctor and everything was fine, I thought he had an ear infection because he was tugging on his ears but nope. I have been using orajel and it seems to be helping so I think it is teething. :-/

Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting Stace[SarcasticB]:
Stace[SarcasticB] 33 kids; Warren, Michigan 5071 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting scubakitty:
Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
2nd Sep '08
Quoting Stace[SarcasticB]:
Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
3rd Sep '08

bump!



Anyone else have any opinions? I called my doctor's office and she's away this week. They said if I need to, go to the medical clinic but there's a mumps outbreak here and I don't want to risk going there unless it's an emergency and so far he's eating and doesn't have a fever...

alisha momma 4 kids; Nampa, Idaho 7555 posts
3rd Sep '08

Yeah that could be from teething my friends baby got red cheeks and red rashes from teething. Check out his gums usually they get bottom front ones first if it is teething the spot where a tooth/teeth are coming in will be very swollen and white.

♥LittleWahine Due October 14; 1 child; Valencia, California 43145 posts
4th Sep '08

infant acne?

Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
5th Sep '08
Quoting "Everybody Loves Brendan":
♥LittleWahine Due October 14; 1 child; Valencia, California 43145 posts
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Scubakitty ♥ 15 kids; Washington, District of Columbia 4976 posts
5th Sep '08
Quoting "Everybody Loves Brendan":
♥LittleWahine Due October 14; 1 child; Valencia, California 43145 posts
5th Sep '08
Quoting scubakitty:
Stace[SarcasticB] 33 kids; Warren, Michigan 5071 posts
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lisao Georgia 2 posts
3rd Oct '08

hi everyone my son will be 5 months the 21 of this month and he has the red cheeks to. he get really fusey at night mostly and it takes me a while to get him calm you can also give the baby a little tylenol and that will help with the pain. unless there there is other things besides the red cheeks and grumpiness and fever swelling they should be ok. they are teething and it is painful for them. if the fever gets to high take them to the doctor. something else that might help is not only teethers but if you take your finger and rub the top of their gums. this helps the tooth come in easier. the orjel works good to or something cold to chew on.:)

LisaRKR 1 child; Texas 1 posts
16th Feb '10

I am so glad to know that someone else is stressing over what is wrong with their baby too. My little girl (5 months on the 24th) is teething too and suddenly her cheeks have turned red and her little nose is a touch red too. She has been really sleepy lately, but she is acting fairly normal otherwise and eating fine. She does have a little cough, but I have chalked that up to the teething too since she is drooling like a machine! Sounds like we might have solved the mysterious red cheek syndrome! lol Let'sall hope that it is just teething anyway!