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    REALLY RED CHEEKS
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    dontaya posted:
    HELLO, I DONT WANT TO FREAK MYSELF OUT, MY 8 MONTH OLD SON IS TEETHING, FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS HIS CHEEKS ARE GETTING REALLY RED. HE IS REALLY CRANKY DUE TO HIS TEETHING, BUT IS THIS NORMAL ??? WHEN I TOUCH HIS CHEEKS IT SEEMS TO BE A UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING FOR HIM. BEFORE I GO TO THE ER AND MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF THIS, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS NOT COMMON
     
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    emily_christine responded:
    My son is about 7 month old and my Peds Dr told me its Chaped cheeks I dont know where you live but I'm in NY he said when they are tething they are drooling more touching their faces getting them wet and then any outside exposure or just the contant wet and drying chaps the cheeks. Put some vasaline on them and it should clear up
     
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    dontaya replied to emily_christine's response:
    Thank you, I am in Miami, Florida. His doctor told me it was
    PANNICULITIS." It comes from putting his teething ring in the freezer ( it was like he got freezer burns ) . She suggested I place a wet washcloth in a zip lock bag & place it in the refrigerator or freezer. Since then everything has been much better. I also noticed that I can't give him anything to cold to drink, or else his cheeks will begin to get red again.


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