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#1 of 5 Old 11-24-2013, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 2.5 year old just started getting this red patch on his cheek (right side only) at various points in the day, and will also get dark circles under his eyes that seem unrelated to him being tired.  This has been going on for about a week now, and he doesn't seem to have any other symptoms (i.e. cold/fever).  My husband has food sensitivities but they don't cause skin issues.  I'm trying to figure out whether this merits a ped visit, and if they'll be able to do anything (or know what it is).

 

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The dark circles under his eyes could very well be "allergic shiners" :) And the red mark on his cheek could be from him rubbing at his nose? It all makes me think more of environmental allergens than food, but it sounds like your son has a greater likelihood of developing allergies in general due to family history. 

 

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Thanks Katie....that link is helpful.  The red cheek might be from nose rubbing, but he doesn't seem to have any nasal discharge or other symptoms.  We're going to see what he looks like next week and go from there.

 

Just noticed too that my misspelled thread title looks like b*tchiness...hahaha!


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Lol! My food and environmental allergens certainly manifest partly as b!tchiness- nothing kills a good mood like swelling and itching!

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Hello, I think this definitely merits a ped visit. If you cannot visit a doctor at least read up on what kind of foods cause allergies. You can take help from some of these biology research papers: http://www.researchomatic.com/researchpapers/biology/ This might help you understand what symptoms children have during allergies and how to treat them.

 

 

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