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raised red rash on baby's cheeks. Any idea what it could be?

(5 Posts)
jimijack Fri 27-Sep-13 13:51:51

Baby is 9 months.
Had it for a couple of days.
No temperature, but is crabby.
Nappies are mucousy and yellow/green. He is bf.
Top teeth are through & descending. No allergies in the family. Spots are no where else on him.
(He isn't unwell so don't want to take him to the Drs)

DeWe Fri 27-Sep-13 14:00:41

Slapped cheek possibly. They can spike a temperature with that, or be totally well in themselves. The rash sometimes spreads down the body.
Or just a virus rash as another option.

In case it's slapped cheek keep him away from any pregnant ladies.

pudseypie Fri 27-Sep-13 21:06:48

Could it just be teething? Ds gets red rash on his cheeks when teething and funny poos.

jimijack Sat 28-Sep-13 11:17:23

Could be pudsey. I've just never seen this on teething babies before.

It's no better today, he is ok in himself so will see the hv next week I think.

Methe Sat 28-Sep-13 11:27:03

I think German measles has a rash on the head too. My ds had it when he was a few months old and the OOH dr diagnosed it over the phone.

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