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my daughter cheeks become fire truck red and become very hot even if shes cold, happy nothing triggers it. shes 8 months old and in perfect health ?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Probably fine: Some children get very rosy cheeks. If she's active fine, drinking fine, peeing and pooping fine, then she's fine.
Answered on Jul 16, 2013
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Dr. Lynn Keefe
33 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic reaction?: If the redness is symmetrical and limited to both cheeks, it is probably benign. Sometimes food allergies can cause bright red cheeks...Just see if there is a pattern to the development of the redness.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
might also be a benign viral infection like Coxsackievirus or "slapped cheek" where cheeks are bright red, child acts normally, may have fever. virus resolves in few days
Jan 30, 2012

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