i have a 4 year old son with autism, adhd and some other diagnoses like that. from birth he has always had red cheeks, and light eczma. it went away for a long time, but then when he was under stress the red cheeks came back really bad (goes down to pink while he sleeps and then gets bright sometimes deep red during the day) and now his ezcma has returned with a vengenance. it is really bad and requiring medicated cream to try to ease it, as the horribly expensive over the counter ones and herbal ones either burned or had no effect.
i was just wondering if this is a common theme in autism? i know in one book it is stated that the red cheeks are a warning sign of autism, but i have never seen it written anywhere else. the ezcma doesnt run in the family at all either, so it is uncommon for it to crop up like that. has anyone else ever had that problem, do their kids suffer from that, and has anyone ever seen the red cheeks before? the doc says ezcma for the cheeks too, but it has been there for a long time, and goes down overnight, and doesnt come up on the days he isnt stressed, or can come up within a few hours, and then go down overnight again, i have never seen ezcma do that. sometimes hiss cheeks are hot, and sometimes cold.
if anyone has ever seen the cheeks or tell me if ezcma seems to be a common theme that would be great. the rest of it i can usually deal with on my own or with help from specialists, but im not getting much help and think if anyone has seen it, what worked for them may have a better chance of working for my son as well. as the docs dont seem to know what they are looking at.