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Flushing red cheek - reaction or not?
My 3 yo DS gets red cheeks a lot - from being hot... so its hard to tell if red cheeks are a sign of some reaction or not. We were at my in-laws and he didn't eat anything that I did not approve of (my m-i-l saved labels for me to read), but after a couple hours of being there - one cheek just lit up like Rudolf's nose. It is still red after 5 hours. His other cheek got a little red, but not like the first red one. I gave benadryl after watching him for a little while, but it did not make a difference at all. He isn't having any coughing, resp symptoms, hives etc. just a really red cheek (and slightly red other cheek and chin). I gave zytec before going over there because she has dogs, and DS is just a little bit allergic to dogs (we have one and he doesn't have a problem with our dog).
I am going to continue dosing Benadryl through the night even though if it was day time I probably wouldn't. This red cheek thing happens occasionally and I just don't know if I should be worried or not. It doesn't look like eczema, but it could be a little chapped (its not cold here though). It just seems strange to me that it came out of nowhere and here I am worrying in the middle of the night... and have to be at work for a 12 hour shift in 7 hours.
So, does anyone else have experience with flushing red cheeks that last for awhile with no apparent cause?
Thanks so much!