I am worried about a mysterious patch on my sweet daughter's cheek. It has been there for 2 days. I am hoping someone will have seen or experienced this before. I have been debating taking her to the urgent care clinic near our home but I prefer natural and homeopathic remedies first. I appreciate any advice and support you may be able to give me.
My daughter is 16 months old, unvaxxed except for 2 month old shots (we decided to not vax again after), still breastfeeding throughout day and night, and vegan (unless I eat dairy). She is very healthy, bright, and active. She eats a broad variety of fruits, veggies, and grains. Two nights ago she ate a plum, which she hadn't had in a couple of months. I noticed a tiny amount of pink near her mouth before bed but didn't think much of it. Yesterday morning she woke up with a dark pinkish red splotch near her mouth. It has stayed the same color and size for two days now. It is flat, blanches when I touch it, and is smooth like the rest of her skin. It doesn't seem to bother her but she has also not been herself for a few days. Grumpy and quick to scream in frustration or anger, and more tired than usual.
I am worried this patch is related to a food allergy or sensitivity or maybe even teething. I peeked in her mouth and noticed she may have a few new teeth ready to cut. I am worried about her but don't want to rush to the doctor. That said, I also don't want to not do anything and it turn out to be serious. Hubby says not to worry because she is acting pretty normal but I am a first-time mom so I am always worried (not that it changes with more children but I wouldn't know yet). I am posting a picture of her today during her nap. You can see the patch near her mouth but in the pic it is much lighter than it is in person. It is a dark pinkish red color and stays that way. Please let me know if you have had a similar experience or any advice. I appreciate from the bottom of my heart your help.