Hi. My 10 yo son has been having flushed cheeks off and on for awhile. I've been so busy dealing w/2 other children's issues that I haven't really thought much of it until today. Then for some reason I realized that maybe his flushing is food related? Anyone had experience w/this? I suppose I should keep a food diary?
Flushed cheeks and food sensitivity?
pFood diary would be great. For my kids, the flushing was pretty quick after a food (for DS, it was soy, for DD2 it was apples). For my kids, they'd also spend the whole night screaming. Are there any other signs of a food intolerance? It could also be teething, especially with upper teeth.
Thanks. He's 10, so pretty much done teething for now. I have a croupy kiddo right now, and no sleep, so didn't get a chance to even think about it any more yesterday. I will start a diary today. Funny, though, we are out of apples, which he LOVES, and I don't believe I saw him flushed yesterday.....Hmmmm.
Yes, by the reactions. There is no medical test, it is a chemical sensitivity, basically. My kids are very sensitive. My son will get a hivey rash within an hour or so of eating something high in sals (even a few tablespoons of ketchup), his cheeks flush sometimes. DD2 gets flushed cheeks, emotional meltdowns, and constipation. It's rough, it eliminates a lot of food but we are much happier with them gone! This is a great place to start reading. http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/