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what is this on my baby's face?

(6 Posts)
justjodie92 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:34:20

My 8 month old has had red marks on his face since Monday, they seem to be getting worse. They aren't bothering him though.
Does anyone know what they might be?

Mikethenignt1996 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:36:54

Does he have a dummy? It could be dribble making his cheeks red, or even teething.
I'd always say go to your gp if you're worried though, it could be anything. Or even just pop to a pharmacy and see if they can recommend anything.

justjodie92 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:39:02

Thank you, the pharmacy is a good idea. I'll do that tomorrow.
He does have a dummy yes, has always had one though

Oakmaiden Thu 07-Jan-16 20:39:39

Hm. Could just be chaffing from dribble. Could be mild eczema, now it is starting to get cold. I would get your Dr/HV to have a look.

Mikethenignt1996 Thu 07-Jan-16 20:44:39

More than likely the dribble getting stuck under the dummy. My 8 month old gets it too, I put metanium cream on it and it's almost healed the next morning. Amazing stuff. smile

thelouise Thu 07-Jan-16 22:44:18

Looks like a dribble rash to me. He is gorgeous, by the way. Lovely chubby, squeezable cheeks. smile

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