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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.

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Dr. Steven Heath answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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!

Answered Dec 26, 2019

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Dr. Zachary Veres answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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

Answered Mar 9, 2015

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Dr. Natalie Hodge answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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!

Answered Dec 26, 2019

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