my 3 month old son has dry rashlike bumps on his cheeks that possible is caused by dry air..any remedies?
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Whitney - posted on 01/01/2009
My son gets the same thing - the doc doesn't think what my son has is eczema, but keratosis polaris. Basically a result of dry skin. We use Cetaphil and try to moisturize heavily after each bath and then throughout the day. Works well!
Anna - posted on 01/01/2009
my daughter has eczema that gets really bad with the cold, dry winters here (we live in WI)...I use "Burt's Bees 'Thoroughly Therapeutic' Honey & Shea Butter Body Butter" for her body, and Burt's Bees Chapstick on her face (I think it's Mint and something else)..anyway, I really like it because it has the all natural ingredients that aren't as irritating as some of the other products, but the key here is being proactive not reactive..I definitely think Burt's will help heal the chafing, but alot of the other moms are right, vaseline WILL protect his lil' face when you go out in the cold...I've heard of Scandanavian/Icelandic moms who swear by it...
Jenn - posted on 07/18/2011
Cetaphil or Aveeno Sensitive Skin is great for right after a bath, while baby's skin is still damp. Aquaphor is fantastic, you just have to keep at it. If anything, it would provide some relief. Chapped skin, even if it isn't eczema, can be uncomfortable. I also agree..NO scented wipes! A wet soft washcloth is best.
Carrie - posted on 01/01/2009
Gerber makes a great product for rashes on baby's cheeks. It used to be called "Teeny Faces", but I have been told by Gerber that they have now changed the name of it to "Grins and Giggles Mosturizing Stick". This product is basically an oversized chap stick, but it works great. Good luck.
Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2009
gentle naturals makes a baby ezcema cream. it works very well on most types of rashes. Its usually in the baby isle at the stores. is your child formula fed? it could be an allergy to that. My middle daughter had a rash on her face on her cheeks and chin, we took her in and found out it was from the formula, she was allergic to the soy and milk based.
My son's skin is very sensitive and I noticed his face would be irritated if I used any scented wipes to clean his face or even those baby cleansing cloths when I gave him a bath so I only use warm water on his face and a little vaseline if his skin is dry or chapped.
Erin - posted on 01/01/2009
My son had that from chewing on the edges of his jackets in the cold weather ... I just put a little bit of penaten cream on his cheeks before bed one night and it took care of it (you may have to do it a couple of times). Hope it helps :)
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