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Rash under chin.. on Neck DivineKT 1 child; Oregon City, Oregon 1719 posts
19th Jun '08

So my boy has a cute baby double chin, and sometimes Milk spills under his chin and its very hard to clean up, cause He wont lift his head for me to get under there... Any ways.. seems a little bit of a rash is forming between his chin and neck. What is safe to use in that area so close to his face? I wont put Baby Powder in that area no way!

♥ Shizzle ♥ 3 kids; Texas 11875 posts
19th Jun '08
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Everybody ♥s Becca 2 kids; Iowa 13379 posts
19th Jun '08

Make sure to wipe it with a clean washcloth whenever you can. Maybe try to use a bib to help soak up the drool and that is easier to change than his whole shirt! I don't really know if there is anything to put on it, it will be especially irritated now in the heat! They all go through it, good luck momma!

Hermit the Mom 2 kids; Cleveland, Tennessee 2878 posts
19th Jun '08

my daughter had a bad double/ triple chin.... it helps if you stuff a bib in it when feeding so it doenst catch in there as much. :) im not too sure what to put on it becasue it might not be a rash but a yeast infection instead.... just try to clean it as good as possible.

Accounting the days 1 child; Ontario 190 posts
19th Jun '08

I put Penaten in my baby's little folds. If it works on the bum I figure it will be fine for her neck. I don't put it anywhere she can touch it though since it is medicated.
If it's yeast you'd likely see little red dots surrounding it.

usagi 17 kids; Pennsylvania 12482 posts
19th Jun '08

Paige gets really red neck folds too. I use a bib, and then wipe her neck with a damp cloth afterwards. If it is really red I put some Desitin Clear on it (same thing as for diaper rash but without the zinc oxide)... it helps protect it and heal a bit quicker.

Rylea's Momma 1 child; Texas 206 posts
19th Jun '08

I have the same problem. I live in Texas so it is really hard to keep it clean/dry with the heat like it is. My pedi suggested just a little cornstartch. Shetold meit is fairly common and just do your best to keep it dry. It is possible for it to turn into a fungal/yeast infection, so just do what you can.

_Tylers Mommy_ 1 child; Ohio 1293 posts
19th Jun '08

my son has been battling something like this. It turned fungal and he had to have an antiobiotic (oral) to clear it up. We were first told to use lotrimin cream on it, but that actually made it worse. He battled with it for about 3 weeks, then it cleared up. Now it seems like it is coming back even though we have kept him dry and wash up after feedings. I think this is heat rash now, though.

Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
19th Jun '08

It's actually really common.