rash from spit up anyone else? advice?

Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter spits up a lot and at night (when she's flat on her back-the only way the angel care monitor works) when she spits up she keeps her cheek in it until the next feeding, by morning she has a rash on her cheeks. I change the sheet right away, I've put burp cloths under her and changed them, but my question is how do I help her rash/chapped skin????? I was her face every morning with just warm water, I've put different lotions and aquaphor on it which seems to be helping. Does anyone else have this problem?

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i would use diaper rash cream on my daughter chest to get rid of her rash and it worked pretty well, it also did help keep it away

Vanessa - posted on 11/04/2009

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My baby has it on his upper lip and chin because of drool and the pacifier, I've been using PureLan (lanolin) which is the same you put on ur nipples, it works really well ;)

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Jillian - posted on 11/12/2009

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My son has reflux and developed a rash in the creases of his neck from sitting/sleeping in spit up all day. When he is sleeping, we have him propped up - he actually slept in the boppy chair until he didn't fit, now we use the wedge in his crib so he is angled up. We also use baby powder in the crease of his neck to absorb - plus washing his face a few times a day and a bath every night - it seems to have helped!

Caitlyn - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter went though the same thing and then I finally got fed up with it and took her in the her doctor. The doctor told me that it could be from her spit up or drool and other times it could be cradle cap. So to treat it they gave me 1% hydrocortisone cream, but when putting it on a babys face be careful not to get it into their eyes.

Simone - posted on 10/28/2009

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try sudo cream. it works wonders, my baby girl had the same thing so i just used it and it cleared up her cheeks nicely.

Mandee - posted on 10/27/2009

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I agree that the best thing to do would probably be putting a barrier cream such as aquaphor on the area kind of thick before putting her down to bed. It will block any spit up or drool from causing irritation. Putting it on after a bath will help the rash go away also. You should only use mild ph balanced soap such as Dove beauty bar soap. Baby wash like johnson's is not good for skin prone to irritation and can make problems worse. These were the recommendations of my pediatrician when I had a similar problem. Good luck, hope it helps!

Kim - posted on 10/27/2009

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yes my daughter does the same thing only she gets it in the crease of her neck too, i have found that desitin works well or try using some vasoline.

Melissa - posted on 10/27/2009

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Aquaphor is the best - expensive - but only a little is needed. Buy the big jar & it will last all year!

Megan - posted on 10/24/2009

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My Maggie has the same problem recently, at first I wasn't sure what casued it but we just took her out of her bassinet and since then I have noticed the spit up on her sheets and then the rash on her face, washing it in the morning works, but I haven't tried any lotions yet.

Megan - posted on 10/20/2009

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My daughter spits up alot. She chokes on her spit up alot as well. Just yesterday I went to check on my 5 year old in the bath tub came out and Morgan had spit up and was choking and couldn't breath. This has happened on several occasions now and I'm so afraid that shes going to do that at night and I wont hear her. I prop her up with a pillow and I check on her constantly. Her poor cheeks and neck and shoulders keep getting chapped and I've tried everything.

Beth - posted on 10/11/2009

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My daughter has the same thing but not from sleeping in her spitup. It is just there. If I dont give her a bath every day it gets worse.

Stephanie - posted on 10/05/2009

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I use Lanolin (like for nursing mothers). It works great and since it is so thick and greasy it keeps the skin protected through the night.

Claire - posted on 10/05/2009

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My son had really bad reflux, and suffered like this, he also got it on his chest and shoulders, he really suffered poor babe. I found infacare for baths and bepanthen cream worked a treat. Its still the only thing I use on my childen. Hope to help!

Nicole - posted on 10/05/2009

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My son has the same problem.. He has a little rash on his face, neck, and legs. I thought it was his formula or his lotion. I still dont know why..

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