Need help! How do you treat a drool rash under baby's neck?

Patti - posted on 06/22/2011 ( 94 moms have responded )

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My 4 1/2 month old has a terrible rash under her neck from drool. The doctor gave me cream for a bacterial rash, but it didn't help. We change her bibs when they get wet but her neck is still red & irritated. Any suggestions?

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Tawanna - posted on 11/14/2012

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There are a number of different things to treat this. Aquaphor, Eucerin cream, Hydrocortizone cream. Also if you are into natural remedies as for myself, use natural shea butter in which you could add tea tree oil which is has antibiotic and antiviral properties, and chamomile and lavender which calms skin irritation. Also remember to try to keep the area clean and dry as possible because fungus and bacteria love moisture and dark places. It seems to me that you child is showing signs of teething so you will have to prepare for remedies for gum pain, and a possible fever as well.

Sara - posted on 06/29/2011

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Cornstarch! 100% positive it will work if you use it all the time. Should clear up in 2-3 days. Completely. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 06/27/2011

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try applying vaseline under her neck, just make sure that before you do that you have dried the area, the vaseline will act as a barrier between the drool and your daughter's skin. good luck.

Anna-Maria - posted on 06/23/2011

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I used waterproof stuff like, vaseline, this is going to sound funny but chapstick.

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Stephanie - posted on 04/18/2013

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“Magic” Butt Cream* Recipe

1 tube of Clotrimazole Cream USP, 1% – (antifungal)
Magic Butt Paint!!!!! The best butt stuff ever...

1 tube of A&D Ointment

1 tube of Desitin Creamy with 40% zinc oxide

½ cup of liquid Maalox (you may want to start out with a 1/4 cup and add more if desired. With a full 1/2 cups the cream may be more runnier than typical “Magic Butt Cream”)

Directions:

Mix together. Store in airtight container.


Not safe for clothe

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Also: coconut oil for cloth diaper users!!!!

Stephanie - posted on 04/18/2013

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“Magic” Butt Cream* Recipe

1 tube of Clotrimazole Cream USP, 1% – (antifungal)
Magic Butt Paint!!!!! The best butt stuff ever...

1 tube of A&D Ointment

1 tube of Desitin Creamy with 40% zinc oxide

½ cup of liquid Maalox (you may want to start out with a 1/4 cup and add more if desired. With a full 1/2 cups the cream may be more runnier than typical “Magic Butt Cream”)

Directions:

Mix together. Store in airtight container.


Not safe for clothe

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Also: coconut oil for cloth diaper users!!!!

Jessika - posted on 11/12/2012

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I've just put diaper rash cream on my son. Clears up quick. But those other suggestions sounds like they work as well

Michelle - posted on 08/10/2011

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ARBONNE BABY!!! ITS AMAZING!! I HAVE THE RED HEAD WHO ARE SUPER SENSITIVE TO EVERYTHING AND MY 5 MONTH DROOL ALOT AND WAS STARTING GO GET THE RASH AND I USE THE ARBONNE BABY ABC LINE AND ITS GONE AND THE DIAPER RASH CREAM IS AMAZING AS WELL MY SON REFUSES TO USE THE BIG BOY POTTY AT AGE 2 SO GET THE BLISTER'S FORM HIS POOP AND I USE THE DIAPER RASH CREAM HE DOESNT SCREAM AT ALL HE EVEN LAUGHS AND SMILES AND SAYS MOMMA I LIKE!!! AND ITS GONE BY THE END OF THE DAY OR SOONER!! I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING AS A MOM OF 3 AND THIS IS THE BEST"!!! IF YOU INTERESTED LET ME KNOW I AM A CONSULTANT TO ARBONNE AND WOULD LUV TO HELP YOU OUT!! AND ARBONNE IS ALL NATURAL NO CHEMICALS, PERFUMES, SO NOTHING BAD IS GOING ON YOUR PRECIOUS BABY!!!

Michelle - posted on 08/10/2011

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ARBONNE BABY!!! ITS AMAZING!! I HAVE THE RED HEAD WHO ARE SUPER SENSITIVE TO EVERYTHING AND MY 5 MONTH DROOL ALOT AND WAS STARTING GO GET THE RASH AND I USE THE ARBONNE BABY ABC LINE AND ITS GONE AND THE DIAPER RASH CREAM IS AMAZING AS WELL MY SON REFUSES TO USE THE BIG BOY POTTY AT AGE 2 SO GET THE BLISTER'S FORM HIS POOP AND I USE THE DIAPER RASH CREAM HE DOESNT SCREAM AT ALL HE EVEN LAUGHS AND SMILES AND SAYS MOMMA I LIKE!!! AND ITS GONE BY THE END OF THE DAY OR SOONER!! I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING AS A MOM OF 3 AND THIS IS THE BEST"!!! IF YOU INTERESTED LET ME KNOW I AM A CONSULTANT TO ARBONNE AND WOULD LUV TO HELP YOU OUT!! AND ARBONNE IS ALL NATURAL NO CHEMICALS, PERFUMES, SO NOTHING BAD IS GOING ON YOUR PRECIOUS BABY!!!

Terrie - posted on 08/03/2011

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i just wiped my lil girls neck with wipes or anything i can think of and it went away, it never seemed to bother i never had to use any creams except for diaper rash, try a wet wash cloth and dry it with a diff one regurally

Sonia - posted on 07/26/2011

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i used neosporin and the corn starch powder on my little girl when she went through that. her pediatrician gave me the idea . he thinks outside the box so to speak. anyway god luck and god bless.

Krystal - posted on 07/25/2011

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You could try SUDOCREAM. It helps with all kinds of rashes. I've used it on my daughter ever since she was born and it has healed every rash she has ever gotten. And once it heals up, you could use Baby Aveno Eczema.

Ilene - posted on 07/22/2011

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I used Equate (walmart brand) diaper rash creme for everything and I still so and my youngest is 8. lol works like a charm as my mom says.

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We did not put anything on our son's neck, but we just wiped the saliva & grime away with a damp wash rag. It went away on its own after a while.

Michelle - posted on 07/14/2011

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It sounds like she has a yeast infection from the moisture and warmth. I get one on the skin between the skin under my boobs and the underwire in my bra.

Monistat sells a silicone-y friction reducer / moisture barrier gel that I apply to my skin before I put on my bra. It works beautifully. I would suggest that, or, probably better yet, once you get it cleared up, plain ol' diaper rash cream. Desitin always worked best for us.

PS...if your daughter will let you, (and thats a big if), try blowing her neck with a small hair dryer--COOL setting, LOW speed, of course before you apply the topical cream and later on the moisture barrier. That worked on the rash under my boobs.

Good luck! :-)

Natasha - posted on 07/11/2011

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Corn starch or baby powder its all you can do once the baby starts drooling theres no controlling it till the teeth come in!

Stephanie - posted on 07/11/2011

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you are doing everything you can it hard to keep thier neck dry.do you let air get to it when you can it might help i did that for my baby and it helped alot

Lisa - posted on 07/06/2011

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Butt cream and baby powder (use the cornstarch kind and put it on your hand first then dust it into her neck).

I would also take her bibs off except at feeding time because it's the moisture that's causing the rash.

Mel - posted on 06/29/2011

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My near 5 month old is the same. You cant stop the drool or the rash really. I use Bepanthen cream on her neck each day and it calms it down alot.

Nina - posted on 06/28/2011

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If Vaseline doesn't work then try regular corn starch from any store. It dries up any moisture.

Valerie - posted on 06/28/2011

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we had the same issue with one of our twins. the other had eczema. so the dr told me to switch to aquaphore products. and it worked on both issues. i use the baby soap and they have like a cream jell stuff that i use in the winter on hailie(the one with eczema). thats what i used on emmas rash though and it works great for it all.

Heather - posted on 06/28/2011

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If its been a week since trying the bacterial treatment, I would ask the Dr if there's a chance that it is a fungal infection. Carter's makes bibs that have a plastic center so the moisture will not soak through, they were my favorite!! Hope this helps & good luck!!!

Kirsten - posted on 06/27/2011

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I use sudocrem on my daughter and its great, she had the same thing an as soon as i started using the sudocrem it started it heal the next day, u could actually see the result from it, u can also use it for nappy rash

Dela - posted on 06/27/2011

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It may be yeast. You can use some athlete foot cream to treat...extra careful and do not use close to mouth :)

Cassie - posted on 06/27/2011

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it's caused by Candida, the same yeast in vaginal yeast infections. You can use OTC treatments mixed with A&D ointment in tiny fingertip amounts. Just wash the area before applying and pat dry. Worked wonders on my babies.

Alyn - posted on 06/27/2011

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Lots of great suggestions. My son went through so many bibs and shirts during the first year of his life. Aquaphor worked for him. Recently I have learned of Amber Teething Necklaces. It has helped my niece and I have heard it helps with drooling. I wish I had known about these when my kids were younger!

Vanessa - posted on 06/27/2011

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I used the bibs wit a plastic back on my daughter only when we went out besides that she wouldn't use them at home and I also used hydrocortisone prescription only. It worked well. Jus allow her to air dry n change her blouses often when at home.

Kandy - posted on 06/27/2011

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My son had aid refulx which caused the same thing and we used eucerin. Also the doctor suggested not having anything on his neck such as a bib cause it would trap the moisture and create bacteria. Hope you get results with whatever you try! Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 06/27/2011

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today i've been back to the dr cause he requested to see my daughter and he has prescribed her hydrocortisone cream, aqueous cream (which can also be used in the bath instead of normal bubble bath or wash) and E45 to keep it at bay

Monica - posted on 06/27/2011

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You might try petroleum jelly on rash, it blocks moisture from getting to the skin.

Tania - posted on 06/27/2011

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Believe it or not.....my nipple cream worked on my daughter's rash. It was all down her chin and neck.....The Lansinoh nipple cream was fantastic and cleared it up over night. I then applied it daily as a barrier cream. This is a safe cream as you can use it on your nipples when breast feeding....available at the Chemist! I also used it on her now when she gets a scratch! Its wonderful stuff! Best of luck with it all!

Kaihla - posted on 06/26/2011

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My oldest daughter had the same thing as a baby. It got so bad that her neck started to lightly bleed. Talcom powder helped a lot and dried the excessive moisture. Any powder you might use for nappy rash will work a charm. Just make sure you apply and reapply often otherwise you won't see much change. Good luck! I hope you're able to fix your bub's problem.

Danielle - posted on 06/26/2011

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Try aquaphor. It works wonders on my one year old. i actually use it all over for her because she has eczema. I also use their baby wash. its much more sensitive, but a little bit pricier. try it out. Hope this helps

Jocelyn - posted on 06/26/2011

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You can use Aquaphor by Eucerin. I used for all of my boys. Also, you can some baby powder (the pure cornstarch one) after you dry up under there.

Jessica - posted on 06/25/2011

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If you wanna go all natural, then Aloe vera (inside of the leaf), smeared on it will clear it up... or baby powder/baking soda(not both just one or the other but both work). My youngest needed something a bit stronger so we went to the doctor and got a script for something called"Nyastin and Triamcinolone Acetonide".... which works within mere hours. It says twice daily but we don't NEED to use it twice daily so just when needed. Apparently some kids get fungal infection rashes (kinda a different strain of bottle neck... the a typical one being chafing), and this cream clears it right up. Gook luck.

ASHLEY - posted on 06/25/2011

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Doctor will give you something called nystatin cream clears up within a day.

Carly - posted on 06/25/2011

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see my son would get them worse from the bibs trapping the heat and drool, we had to do away with them and just change his clothes a lot LOL

Heather - posted on 06/25/2011

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My son got this really bad too. I just used Cortizone10, and since it was around his mouth I got the "easy relief applicator" so that no cream could get eaten. It made his rash go away within a couple of days. Just apply it 3-4 times a day, and it's cheap.

Elisha - posted on 06/25/2011

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I use eucerin on my daughter, and every once in a while I will use a little bit of corn starch when it is really bad. My daughter is 11 months old and still has this problem, but now it is maiinlly when she is teething because she drools so much more. Another thing u may try is switchin to the bibs with plastic on the backside, you still have to change them as often to keep the mositure away from her chin but it will protect her chest more

Bekah - posted on 06/25/2011

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Our oldest had that same problem when she was little. The doctor prescribed nystatin ointment and it took about a week to go away completely. Hope this helps

Carly - posted on 06/25/2011

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Lotrimin, a lot of the times its a fungal rash, like jock itch or athlete's foot. My son had it all the time as a baby and we would mix diaper rash creme like Butt Paste and mix in some over the counter Lotrimin, it would clear it right up. The doctor gave us Vusion, which is a prescription diaper rash creme, but expensive. The pharmacist told us to mix the butt paste and lotrimin and it was the same thing. Worked great!

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