my 3 month old daughter is constantly getting a rash under her neck, she is chubby as all babies areand her chin rubbs on her neck. Does anyone know what I can do for this beside baby powder?

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Mary Beth - posted on 01/14/2009

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Is this area constantly wet? Does she drool and such? If so, I found that using a small terry bib during the day (all day long) helped with my daughter until she stopped teething and drooling so much. Other than that I would make sure the rash is not a yeast infection. Cornstarch works as well as baby powder too!

Lynette - posted on 01/14/2009

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My doctor recommends Aquaphor - healing ointment for baby. It really works.

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Angela - posted on 01/14/2009

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try cornstarch - completely natural right out of your cupboard. I used it on mine and until she gained a neck (lol) it worked great.

Cherri - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son did the same thing when he started drooling bad from teething. I put a bib on him all day, and to help it heal i put Boudreau's Butt Paste on it and it healed in 2 days. I never use baby powder, I've always found it to make rashes worse.

Patti - posted on 01/14/2009

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I wouldn't use powder, If she is drooling you can put a bib on her during the day and use a little Aquaphor or another type at night. Our doctor gave us a paste/lotion to put on it. My first was like that for about 4 months and when she started to grow, it went away.

Ann - posted on 01/14/2009

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I had the same problem wirth my chunky butt but I used diaper ointment if it got bad and it would be cleared up in a day!

Tara - posted on 01/14/2009

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Lol....I've so been there! One of my daughers, now almost 5, had the same problem with the rash under the neck. I tried to keep it clean as much as possible but that seemed to not be enough. The baby powder is a good thought, but also you can try this lotion that i found at Walmart for only $2 in the baby section: Made by Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream. It is a pale green and white bottle and has a "baby" Winnie the Pooh and Piglet on the front of the tube. Its really thick so you only need a small pea size amount and its a little greasy but it doesn't stain clothes. It will help with the irritation and it stays on FOREVER!!! Lol! I use it for all my kids needs, rash, wind burn, whatever! Hope that helps!!

Angel - posted on 01/14/2009

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Sometimes the rash is also caused from formula or milk getting on their skin.  Make sure you don't keep a wet bib on for too long for if she spits up use sensitive wipes to get her neck really clean..  I had this problem because my youngest spit up alot for a while.  Also try Eucerin Calming Cream. 

Shanna - posted on 01/14/2009

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when my son was that age i kept a bib on him nearly all day and applied A&D cream to his neck. It helped a lot.

Rachel - posted on 01/14/2009

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My daughter was like this because she was dribbling loads. i put a cloth bib ob her when it was really bad and then also put sudocrem on it as a barrier but make sure it's dry before you put the cream on otherwise you trap the moisture underneath the cream

Lisa - posted on 01/14/2009

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Have you tried Magic cream, it is manufactured by Avent, comes in a tube, with a yellow cap, Boots definately sell it, possibly Tesco too. Its a couple of quid. Smells devine. I use it for my sons bottoms when it gets red and sore, and from time to time, use it all over, for a massage. Good luck

User - posted on 01/14/2009

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No need for fancy creams. Dry the area with a towel and put Vaseline on it. Vaseline is a moisture blocker and has been used for decades. It works to prevent diaper rash, too. It only has one ingredient in it - petroleum jelly - whereas diaper rash creams have a bunch of different substances in them that can sometimes worsen the rash rather than help it.

Helen - posted on 01/14/2009

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Just an FYI baby powder has been taught to us in nursings school as something not to use. Studies have shown that it could irritate the lungs. My daughter has the same problem because she drools a lot and I use diaper cream and make sure its rubbed in really well and it will usually clear up for her in one day.

Carrie - posted on 01/14/2009

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my daughter had the same problem, we just made sure to clean the area good, and everynight after her bath we dried her neck well and used Aveneo baby lotion

Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2009

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You should use vaseline or diaper rash stuff... My daughter spits up alot and gets "milk neck". We use the diaper rash stuff and it clears right up..

Kristi - posted on 01/14/2009

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My little girl was the same way. Our pediatrician gave us Vusion creme. It was expensive but they gave us a discount card with it to purchase it for $20! It completely cleared up in 2 applications! Though it will come back from time to time, because that spot doesn't get any air a little bacterial yeast forms and irritates the skin. It is really easy to keep under control with the Vusion though. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009

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I agree with the posts before me. I was going to ask if your baby drools alot. Trying a bib or always have a cloth around to wipe the area. To be safe, have it checked out as it could be eczema too but my first thought is to try keeping it dry. My son had the same problem.

Carissa - posted on 01/14/2009

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At night time before she lays down to sleep, put a nice layer of Boudreau's Butt Paste on her neck/chin. I sware by this stuff, and by morning you will be amazed. You can buy this at Walmart, Kmart etc. Or if you have Coconut oil, it is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and an all natural cure for many things! Good luck!

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