April 20, 2009,
R.R. asks from Santa Cruz, CA on April 16, 2009
Why Does My 5 Month Old Have Red Cheeks?
My daughter doesn't have any other symptoms, such as a fever but her cheeks are very red. I know that this can be caused by teething and she's the right age so I'm really hoping that's what it is. However, my daughter had an infection a few weeks ago and she had one really red cheek during that time, does anyone know if her red cheeks could be associated with an infection? I'm just hoping that the infection hasn't come back :(
M.K. answers from Chico on April 17, 2009
It could be eczema or chapped skin (as another mom suggested) or it is possible that it is impetigo, which is a bacterial infection. If it were impetigo, I think you'd probably see blisters and a little ooze.
M.M. answers from San Francisco on April 16, 2009
It could be that they are just chapped/dry. With the wind this week and the changing temps my little ones cheeks have also been very red. If there are no other symptoms- just try lotion or Vaseline to see if that helps-
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J.A. answers from Sacramento on April 20, 2009
She may be teething...this is what happened whenever my son was getting new teeth. It usually lasted a week or so and then would go away until the next tooth came in.
D.M. answers from San Francisco on April 17, 2009
My baby had rosey cheeks...we put on some Cortaid OINTMENT..the creme is too harsh..
Red is gone!
Hope this helps,