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Could red cheeks on an 18 month old be a sign of a peanut allergy? last 2 times of feeding my son peanut butter (days apart) his cheeks turned red.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Nut allergy: Certainly the timing is suspicious for a mild allergic reaction. Delaying introduction of complex proteins is recommended to avoid sensitization of infants. Close observation with future trials of nuts would be prudent. Keep an antihistamine handy!
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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Peanut allergy: It definitely is possible. Watch for other signs like wheezing and shortness of breathe. Be cautious with peanut allergies. Might wanna get your child tested
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Caution: Yes, this is more than just a fluke occurrence, I believe. I would withhold peanut butter for now and schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to discuss, allergy testing may be in order!
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Last updated Dec 26, 2019

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