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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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My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds. What's the best treatment for it?

My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds.  What's the best treatment for it?

Irritation: This sounds like an irritant contact dermatitis. It is likely from the irritation caused by sweat. Do your best to keep the area dry and it will probably improve. If not then you should have your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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How do I treat the rash in my baby’s neck folds?

How do I treat the rash in my baby’s neck folds?

Ointments can help: Until those baby folds turn into more of a neck, this area tends to get irritated due to moisture, sweat, rubbing, and drool. Keep this area protected with your favorite greasy ointment (vaseline, aquaphor) or diaper cream with zinc. This will provide a good barrier and protect skin breakdown. Clean the area gently between applications and during bathing. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How do I prevent a recurring rash in my baby’s neck folds?

How do I prevent a recurring rash in my baby’s neck folds?

Candida dermatitis: This is probably candida dermatitis, a common and benign rash caused by a skin yeast infection. You can use an over-the-counter cream called lotrimin (clotrimazole) twice daily for 2 weeks but you should also keep the area as dry as possible since yeast likes dark and damp environments. This is often easier said than done! ...Read more

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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