N.H. asks from Murrieta, CA on December 10, 2008
So I have tried Aquafor, Vaseline, Hydrocortizone Cream, and have had a rx for Mimyx. Nothing has worked to take away my son's binky rash (even two visits to the doc), they have calmed the rash. However, today was a really dry day and when I came home his rash was bright red and looks sooo painful, does anyone know what else I can do?
I'm not getting rid of the binky, so save your time, rude comments & go to another post if that's how you feel.
M.F. answers from Reno on December 11, 2008
S.H. answers from Honolulu on December 10, 2008
If you can get an Aloe Vera plant... then cut off a "leaf" slice it open, and the inner flesh is quite moist...anyway, just dab some of the "goo" onto the affected area and let it dry. It will leave a protective film over the area. Just apply as needed.
Aloe vera... is a real "healer", which here in Hawaii, we use it for cuts, scrapes, burns, sunburns etc. It really works.
And it's safe.
Oh, just make sure that his "binky rash" is not like a "fungus" infection or something (since that area is usually moist with saliva)... if so, the other ointments you tried won't work. You need to use something like an anti-fungal cream (the kind like for jocks itch etc.) and this would work. BUT ASK YOUR PEDIATRICIAN first. I am not an expert.
My son has had that once in a while... but then it cleared up on its own.
You may also want to make sure you clean/sterilize the binky very well everyday.
Also, IF he is on solids... and he eats then uses his binky... whatever is in the food and then when it mixes in with his saliva, it could just be irritating his skin around his mouth, since the saliva is drooling around his mouth as he uses his binky and it's constant moisture in that same spot.
Some may tell you to just get rid of the binky...but, that is a personal thing...
Hope this helps,
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M.D. answers from Los Angeles on December 11, 2008
could your baby be teething??
just a thought
N.A. answers from Los Angeles on December 11, 2008
I used Neosporin with pain relief ... my pedi said it was ok... you might want to check w/ yours...
G.G. answers from Los Angeles on December 10, 2008
Hello N., I would boil the binky's regularly. It is important to keep them as clean as possible. When you boil them it sterilizes them. There could be bacteria that continues to irritate his mouth. Boiling them should rid the binky of unwanted germs. Good luck!
A.S. answers from Los Angeles on December 10, 2008
Try boiling ALL the binkys for 10 minutes. That was the only thing that worked when our girl got the rash.