This is probably a daft question. Apologies in advance.
I have two (beautiful!) ginger haired children. Both get extremely red rosy cheeks from time to time which take some time to go away. Usually after running around or lots of excitement. DS (3) gets the most prominent bright red cheeks and was once sent home from nursery for having slapped cheek. He hadn't been in any way ill... Although once I thought DD had been applying her friend's blusher from a make up kit and she strongly denied it.
They both went in the Ikea creche today and a member of staff remarked on it, asking if it could be uticaria. I don't think so. It's not hive like and they are not itchy. She said her daughter had similar though and had been put on antihistamines.
Not particularly worried but curious. Is this something I should take them to the GP about or are they just hot?!! Are ginger kids more prone to flushing? It does take some time to go away, at least an hour. DS's cheeks feel hot to the touch. They are otherwise fine!
Well I have brown hair, but pale freckly skin, so a bit similar perhaps. I have always flushed after exercise, and it takes ages to fade. An hour sounds a bit long, but certainly I could still be pink in school at the end of the lesson after pe, so 30 mins later.
I haven't met your kds, can't comment on them, but can reassure you that I, and my dad, do the flushing thing. Does that help?
So pale, freckled, or ginger folks get flushed easily it seems! I'll keep an eye on the kids and see if any pattern. DS is incredibly cute with chubby wee red cheeks. Expect he won't think that when older though.
I had Rosacea, it came on, I think, when I was 30-ish.
I couldn't see it myself, obv, but I became aware when people started to say "I could see you were annoyed with Scroggins in that meeting, John, as he went on you got redder and redder" or "been to the pub for lunch, John?" or "I think you over-exerted yourself in that dressage test, you looked like you were about to have a throm"
I went on a low-dose antibiotic which had a side-effect of reducing it. There is a skin scream which didn't suit me. It went after a year or so.
Thanks. Glad to hear treatment helped. I think with my kids its more excessive flushing. I don't know enough about how circulation and pigmentation work to figure out out though! But I think nothing to worry about.
DD, who is the lightest-complexioned of my children, gets this when she is in a warm room or running around, for example at a party. It doesn't look like urticaria or rosacea, it just looks as though she's wearing a bit of blusher.