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What can I do about drool rash?

What can I do about drool rash?

Bibs+Cortisone cream: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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What can I do about drool rash?

Bibs+Cortisone cream: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How long does drool rash associated with teething last?

How long does drool rash associated with teething last?

It depends: Any rash will last as long as the cause is present. Some good ways to deal with teething pain are teething rings or frozen wash clothes. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort only. Try applying neosporin to the rash and keep the area clean wiping away saliva frequently. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
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Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See dermatologist for check ups
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What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby has what appears to be a drool rash on her chest, i've tried lotions, ointments, powder & she wears a bib 24/7. But nothing works. ?

My baby has what appears to be a drool rash on her chest, i've tried lotions, ointments, powder & she wears a bib 24/7. But nothing works. ?

Possible causes: You are right in thinking that drool can irritate the skin. It is common for babies to have irritant rashes on the chin, neck, and chest as a result. Vaseline normally works well if used frequently. For an area which stays damp, a yeast rash is also possible. I would suggest checking with her pediatrician and get their input or have her seen if it persists. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Definition)

Some drooling in infants and toddlers is normal and is not usually a sign of a disease or other problem. It may occur with teething. Drooling in infants and young children may get worse with upper respiratory ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more