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Red cheeks

I feel a little silly posting this but about an hour ago I noticed that Noah's cheeks are BRIGHT red and hot. He is 2 years old and the only teeth he should be getting in are the 2 year molars, I felt around in his gums and I couldn't feel anything coming in. I know it takes a while for molars to make their way down but still. I had the flu yesterday so I am wondering if this could be a sign that he will be getting the flu for the 3rd time this winter or if it could be something else.
Thanks for any input.
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My son's have been doing that off and on all summer.  I think it is dry skin.  I put Vaseline on his.  
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That would make sense with how cold it is here. Thanks :)
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There is also a common childhood illness that has, as a symptom, that they look like they have a red slap mark on their face.  Google "Fifth Disease" for a description.  It's not very serious, but worth knowing about.
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I had "5th disease" when I was little. Nothing serious like AnnieBrooke mentioned, but something to look into as a possibility. Is he running a fever?? Not eating normal, energy levels?? He could be getting sick, poor guy! Best of luck to you!
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He went to bed shortly after I noticed it so I didn't get a chance to see any changes in his behavior and he didn't eat much for dinner but he does that sometimes. I will google it and keep an eye on how he acts tomorrow. I was actually going to put that it looks exactly like he got slapped in the face. His head didn't feel hot but his cheeks did.
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fifth disease you only need to worry about not taking him around anyone pg.. it is dangerous for first trimester pg.  Most people have had it in their lives
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As I was doing research on it I got really freaked out because every article I read said that it could harm an unborn baby if the mom is less than 20 weeks pregnant. I am 21 weeks pregnant now, does that one week make my baby safe or would I still need to worry?
His cheeks are still red this morning and he barely slept all night, he is eating good. I am going to try and find some more info on 5th disease since I couldn't get that much GOOD info on it last night while searching.
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Try the Centers for Disease Control, the March of Dimes, the Fifth Disease dot org site, and /or the American Pregnancy (Association?) sites.  Be ready for the numbers (percents of risk) to be confusing, they don't seem to separate out the results for people who got treatment when pregnant from people who didn't.  Besides the websites, your ob-gyn is the one to ask.  
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Well, unfortunately I don't know anything about the Fifth Disease.  To my knowledge, none of my kids have had it.  I did read tanker's response and I was going to say the same thing.  My kids cheeks always get red when we have a cold spell and when I put Vaseline on their cheeks, it goes away.  But I would def look into the other suggestions that others have given you.  You never know but trying the Vaseline wouldn't hurt.....
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