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A few weeks ago we went to a crappy festival thing with ds, who had his face painted and then the next few days his little cheeks were bright red, and he started to get little water blisters - only a couple - so I immediately thought 'impetigo!' and raced him to the Drs who said, actually no, it looks like an allergic reaction to the face paint. So he was prescribed piriton and they just burst and went away in a day or two (never had to give piriton).
This morning he is again very red but not so much. He has another little water blister. I can't think where they are coming from. The only similarity I can guess at is that each time he had been running about in the sun, but it isn't sunburn, it's patchy. Also no other bit of him is red at all.
Can anyone shed any light please? I wonder if he is allergic to something he's eating maybe?
I can't help but strangely my DD is going through almost exactly the same thing at the moment, very red cheeks, although no blisters..she has eczema but hasn't had it on her face for a long time and it doesn't feel dry like eczema...
Our only conclusion at the moment is that it's because she is drooling a LOT due to teething, and is lying on it at night and its irritating her sensitive skin. This probably won't apply to your son though and I'm not sure it would cause blisters!!
I wonder...yes it could be the heat I suppose but he's five and never had it until this summer. Not really used suncream on his face except about a week ago which would be a delayed reaction wouldn't it?
Very much a water blister and not like any insect bite I've seen...very mysterious