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Is red rash on cheeks that comes and goes normal during first year of life?

My son has red rash on his cheeks that doesn't seem to bother him but it comes and goes. His diet is monitored and without any major changes and I have stopped using soap and lotion.

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mummyonline

Asked by mummyonline at 11:05 PM on Jun. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • eczema
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 11:12 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • it could be eczema, "baby acne", or fifth disease. How long has it been coming and going?

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:15 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • the CDC site says the lacy rash usually lasts for 7-10 days, but when my kids had it, the rash came and went for a couple weeks.

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/respiratory/B19&preg.htm
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:18 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • It has been coming and going for about two months. he has some dime sized patches on his chest too. They don't seem to bother him. I suspect it is eczema.
    mummyonline

    Answer by mummyonline at 11:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • yeah, it does sound like eczema. 5th's would have cleared by now.

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:22 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • Maybe teething cheeks? my son's cheecks get red and kind of chapped looking everytime he's about to get another tooth
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:51 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • try putting a little pure olive oil on his skin after a bath and spray the house with tea tree oil /water to kill dust mites. get rid of any cats!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 1:11 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

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