S.H. asks from Belleville, MI on August 12, 2008
Need Suggestions for Rash
My precious little 4 month old has developed many chunky little rolls. Her 'extra' under her chin keeps getting a slight little rash. I think because it's not getting enough air after it gets wet from drool. Any suggestions as to how to avoid or treat??? Thanks.
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I'm going to try the vaseline.
J.W. answers from Portland on August 13, 2008
Vaseline keeps the rash away for us (I see other Moms responded the same). We put it on after each bath and haven't had a problem since (I put it in the arm pits & on diaper area too). Good luck!
K.M. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
My pediatrician recommended using Eucerin Cream. It worked great for us, and also worked when he had some excema later on.
J.A. answers from Detroit on August 16, 2008
My kids were little chunkers (3) they got that rash under their chins too, something I learned as a Certified Nurses Assistant in skin to skin contact where it is moist is to put a barrier of vasiline. Just put some on your finger and smear it on the area, it doesn't have to be a lot just enough to to create that barrier. Check behind the ears too sometimes that will get missed because they're so squirmy.
J.M. answers from Grand Rapids on August 13, 2008
My Pediatrician gave me a powder to sprinkle in "creases".
NYSTATIN topical powder.
Hope this helps.
A.C. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
My Olivia has the same problem:) she is 7 mnth and 19 lb we still can not see her neck but when you lift it up it is a cottage cheese factory LOL for real... my doc told me to put some vaseline on it it has helped.
hope this helps
N.E. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
Sounds crazy - but cornstarch! It works like a gem and the rash disappears within days. If you don't like that - baby powder with cornstarch works well too!
Good luck! Love the rolls!
L.F. answers from Saginaw on August 13, 2008
K.T. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
Try A&D ointment. It will keep it protected from chafing as well as heal it up.
N.G. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
I had a little girl with quite the rolls as well and we were told my the pharmacist to use calmoseptine. It is found at most pharmacies, but you need to ask the pharamcist for it because they keep it behind the counter. I think it is around 8 dollars a tube, but worth every penny! It worked for us and it has worked for all of my friends. I hope you find it just as good. Also, aquaphore works well as well. Just remembered that. It is like a vaseline jelly. Good Luck!
M.L. answers from Detroit on August 13, 2008
Good morning S....
My eight month old had the same problem when he was about 2 months old. The rash was under the chin as well. His pediatrician told me to use Dove soap. I myself used the plain Ivory soap bar. That soap dried the rash up instantly. You have to wash the effected area 2-3 times a day. To this day I continue to use Ivory or Cetaphil soap. They both work excellent. Also make sure you are constantly changing the bibs. When at all possible...let the baby go without a bib.