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#1 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

DS is 10mo, and recently has developed a lot of redness under his eyes. He’s been sleeping well, the best he’s ever slept, so I don’t think he’s tired. He does rub them, and does seem to have a cold (sneezing, runny nose, cough). I’ve got bad hay fever, and I’d assume he has it too, but can babies get hay fever?

Also his skin has been perfect, up until recently when he’s been getting red patches and transient rashes, mostly on his face. He’s recently started eating solids properly (wasn’t interested for ages), but is still breastfeeding about 5-6 times a day. Could it be a food intolerance?

His older sister has allergies and lactose intolerance. She had a lot of eczema and skin problems until we removed the allergens from her diet and mine.

Any thoughts? If the redness is as bad tomorrow as it was today I’ll take him to the GP.

#2 Paddlepop

Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

Absolutely they can get hay fever. My DD has since she was a baby. DH and I both do, so it wasn't too much of a surprise. Antihistamine liquid is really helpful for her, and settles her symptoms really quickly. We use Little Allergies. It's the same ingredient as Zyrtec, and LF and GF.

I'd definitely be considering food intolerances with the family history of them.

#3 Mose

Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:07 PM

Is he at daycare? Their Cheapo bulk bought sunscreen has exactly this effect on DD.  I can tell in an instant if it has been used instead of the one we provide.



#4 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:34 PM

View PostMose, on 01 October 2018 - 09:07 PM, said:

Is he at daycare? Their Cheapo bulk bought sunscreen has exactly this effect on DD.  I can tell in an instant if it has been used instead of the one we provide.

He is, and was there today. I’ll ask about sunscreen use.




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