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Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« on: May 26, 2013, 07:14:48 am »
Jenn this may be better in FA as I am suspecting this may be the problem :-\

Z seems to have red cheeks and ears on and off...but he has all his teeth now! So it's not 'teething '
He seems unsettled when it flares, and I have noticed his eyes get a little bloodshot.

Anyone else's toddler had this? - possible allergy? :-\ I'm going to start a log ...
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 07:53:18 am »
Not very medical but not a bit of sun burn?

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 14:26:39 pm »
M has had that a lot... I had a post about it too, I'll try to find it after and post it here for your info.

I really believe in M's case it was a food sensitivity. I log everything but I was not able to find exactly what it was, and it seems to have gone away. He still gets it on and off but less frequently now.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 14:29:17 pm by ENM »
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 14:28:57 pm »
Here's my post

Warm, red ears
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 14:35:40 pm »
Spencer used to be allergic to egg, and this is what happened, except she turned red from head to toe! also, both my kids were mpi and would get red cheeks from dairy until I figured it out.
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 18:08:14 pm »
He often gets them after a nap (wakes up with it) I'm also wondering dairy Heidi...he never seemed to have a problem with it earlier though?.

Lol BB I wish there was enough sun and heat right now to get sub burnt at all ;)

Just being mindful of what he's eating hasn't helped me figure it out either :-\ I wondered about sugar :-\
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 18:23:04 pm »
Dyes in food?  Spencer also gets red when she is warm, so it could just be that after a nap too.
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 18:25:59 pm »
But he gets it other times too... He is very fair though so I guess it 'could' be anything.
I might ask our dr for a scratch test
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 18:27:55 pm »
Yeah it's too bad rashes etc dont come with labels! 
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 19:57:22 pm »
Do you want this in FA allergies Sara?  I can shift it over for you.  :)

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 20:26:36 pm »
It's looking like its likely to be it doesn't it :-\ yup move it over! (Sorry at the time I wasn't sure if maybe there was another line of thought)
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 22:42:59 pm »
No worries!  :)

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 18:53:25 pm »
Just noticed you are over here now - sorry  :P

How are things now?

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 20:07:50 pm »
Ok Hun thanks. I've tried to curb his diet a touch...and he is better than he was...so I'm wondering if he is sensitive to something that is rubbish really. (We are terribly guilty of giving him bad snacks since Thomas got bad. We were jus so desperate!)
I've cut out completely those toddler corn chip things (even though they say they have no this and that) also no more biscuits or chocolate at all (crackers instead) - it sounds bad doesn't it but when I say choc I mean in the biscuits, or in a cake (mmm even worse!)

So I'm thinking maybe sugar, phenols or something like that may be the issue. :-\
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 20:12:15 pm »
Yeah I guess make it as natural as possible. We have loads of things over here that i make sure we have stacks of for Olly.

You get those dried fruit strips don't you? Trying to think of the name but totally forgotten!

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 20:19:19 pm »
Yes, I need to make another batch of my own cookies. I like Anzac ones as they are full of coconut, rolled oats, raisins and I use raw sugar. He loves them.

We do get fruit strips (purée ones) but he won't eat them. He has serious textural issues htis boy!
I've got a good fruit cerial bar he likes. Blueberry and apple. He seems to tolerate that well. I've limited his yogurt too. He loves that. And his other favourate is toast and sandwiches. ATM he's fussy. Jam or marmite ::) but I can do cheese and marmite, or cream cheese and jam. He will sometimes eat ham, luncheon.

I just discovered he loves diluted vege juice though! :) so he has that with lunch.

Honestly. It's our fault. We have really just survived and unfortunately that involved creating bad habits for Z and giving him too much cr@p

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 20:26:28 pm »
We have really just survived and unfortunately that involved creating bad habits for Z and giving him too much cr@p
Happens to all of us sweetie.  Have I ever told you how when I was pregnant with J and dh was traveling a lot and I was working full time that the girls and I ate nothing but pizza and cereal for weeks on end.  Seriously, Allie told me once that when she grew up she was going to, "marry a pizza man so we could get our dinner faster." 

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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2013, 00:14:04 am »
Honestly. It's our fault. We have really just survived and unfortunately that involved creating bad habits for Z and giving him too much cr@p

(((hugs))) hon it happens and the fact that you already are working on getting it better means you're a fantastic mom. We had the same thing here with DD, when M was bad we started giving her lots of juice and desert and easy stuff because that's just what we needed to do to survive. Now we're back to our 'regular eating' and she is much better.
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Re: Toddler with Red cheeks and ears
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2013, 03:30:40 am »
 :-[ Erin Zac has been having toast and yogurt for dinner far too much when we just  couldn't get a meal sorted till after he would be in bed! He is really really resistant to change too so it's hard work getting him back to eating better. :( you could say she was getting a balanced meal with pizza at least with veges, meat and bread all in one  :-X ;)

Elise, Z has never had juice till recently. Like a few weeks ago to get fruit and feb into him! Luckily he likes vege V8 juice so I dilute it, and now am making my own so at least it's got no sugar/pres in it and mostly veg. :P

Interestingly enough his cheeks and ears are red today and he is off behaviourally. He had peanut butter for the first time this morning :-\ and a biscuit (homemade) for morning tea ::) (daddy!)
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