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Personal Sons ears have been bright red all day

dkitten13

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Does anyone have a clue what this could be from? Its not sunburn, he doesn't appear to have a fever, hasn't eaten anything new, doesn't complain that they hurt but has been rubbing them with his palms. FYI he is 4 1/2.

Any input would be greatly appreciated - I can't find anything useful on the internet!
 

flemings99

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My kids are 6 & 4--both have red ears upon occassion. I think sometimes they've been resting on them. My older one--they turn red when he is mad. I'd just keep on eye on him. Could be he is starting an ear infection?
 

dkitten13

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I don't know...he's only ever had one ear infection! I know, crazy. I'm just an extra worry work due to his heart. I'll call doc in the morning, just hope I don't have to rush to hospital this evening...
 

Jennie4PC

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my thought would be an ear infection. With him rubbing his ears, my kids never complain when they have an ear infection. We alwas catch it when we go in for something else. Hope everything is fine with him.
 

pcsharon1

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I would think they were red from him rubbing them but it could be an allergy to something. A tickle in the ear can go with a tickle in the throat brought on by an allergy to something - and with it being in his ears first I would think it were something he ate not something airborn.
 

janetupnorth

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Do you know for sure it isn't sunburn? My son's ears get red and sunburnt in minutes when the rest of him is fine.
 

Ann F

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First thing I thought of is drug allergy (I'm a pharmacist; I can't help it)
 

dkitten13

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Amazing...today things became clearer...rash everywhere. Turns out to be Fifths Disease. Ears are fine and the rash looks bad but he's not at all itchy. The daycare saw his cheeks and knew it before I even called! Luckily I had the doc appointment that I made in the morning worrying that it was an ear infection.
 

flemings99

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Glad you got it figured out. Make sure he isn't around any preg. women. Pretty sure it can cause issues for the baby. Hope he is well soon.
 

dkitten13

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Yes, I know about the pregnant women thing. Luckily I'm such an old mommy I don't know anyone who's pregnant! Thanks you guys for caring and responding. Cheffers rule! :)
 
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