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Dd 2 years, very very rosy cheeks

(13 Posts)
fizzbuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 18:45:46

She has quite pale skin, and on a couple of occasions her cheeks have been really gright red. Not bright red healthy, but bright red wierd! Just little circles (almost like they are painted on like a doll)

At first I thought it might be dry skin/eczema, but they feel smooth to touch. She actually looks unwell, bright red against very pale...but she isn't!

piratecat Mon 06-Oct-08 18:47:38

could be slapped cheek syndrome? my dd aged 6 had this in the summer, and i thought i was the worst mother, altho had used facto 40 on beach.

Yet this syndrome does tend to just come then go after a few days, accompanied by feeling under the weather.

fizzbuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 18:49:33

What's slapped cheek syndrome?

<goes off to google>

FabioCatello Mon 06-Oct-08 18:50:28

See here

Not a serious one.

fizzbuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 18:53:02

But it isn't a rash, it just looks flushed in 2 little rouge circles

zippitippitoes Mon 06-Oct-08 18:54:27

just cold weather and body attempteing to reconcile change from outside to inside

young children have less perfect temnperature regulation so they get red faces going from outside to inside etc

piratecat Mon 06-Oct-08 18:55:47

If you have a look

here at all the variants, these are pictures btw. It can flare up, go down and come back over a period of a matter of weeks.

Maybe a trip to the gp tho?

fizzbuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 19:04:44

Hmmm, it seems to small for that...just a little patch

Dropdeadfred Mon 06-Oct-08 19:06:18

my dd1 had this at this age when she was idea why but her cheeks looked like i had painted them red!

noonki Mon 06-Oct-08 19:07:39

my DS's cheeks go BRIGHT red when they are teething, they look they they are on fire (but not in little circles)

DSS did when he was getting adult teeth

Beachcomber Mon 06-Oct-08 19:10:18

Can be a sign of a food intolerance. Have you noticed it happening around meal/snack times?

Both my DDs get this very quickly after eating a food they test positive for.

fizzbuzz Mon 06-Oct-08 19:11:02

Ahhhhhhhh, had forgotten about teething, yes it could be that.

She is 2.3, don't some big teeth come through at this age?

piratecat Mon 06-Oct-08 19:12:29

oh yes i forgot about teething!!

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