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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Chloe - posted on 07/18/2011

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my LO has red and scaly and dry cheeks too.. and i am so upset. i tried to put aquaphor at night but it doesnt work. sometimes she had it sometimes its gone. :-( i dont know what to put on her anymore.

Erica - posted on 01/01/2009

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My baby has some bumps on her chin. I was told it was from constant slobbering due to teething and me wiping it off. I've heard that you can put vaseline on it.

Whitney - posted on 01/01/2009

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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

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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...

Tracy - posted on 01/01/2009

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Aveeno makes a great cream that is hypo-allergenic and safe for the face in their baby line.

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Chloe - posted on 07/18/2011

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i used aquaphor but its not working. i dont know if she feels hot or what when she have that. there are times it wasnt that bad.

Jenn - posted on 07/18/2011

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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.

Dalila - posted on 01/01/2009

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Cetaphil works wonders - my little one was back to smooth skin in a couple of hours - cleansing lotion then cream...

Jamie - posted on 01/01/2009

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Aquaphor is the BEST for stuff like that. Also, the Lansinoh lanolin cream for breastfeeding mothers works well, too.

Carrie - posted on 01/01/2009

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Julie,

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.

Becky - posted on 01/01/2009

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We used an emollient to put on before and after a bath and it cleared up very quickly!

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cool mist humidifier in the bedroom and main living area (wherever he spends the majority of his time at home) and keep some vaseline on his cheeks.

Kristin - posted on 01/01/2009

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I also use Boudreauxs Baby Kisses. Its good to put on their cheeks and lips to protect against the cold wind and temps. I also got some for myself too!

User - posted on 01/01/2009

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I use baby kisses by the same guy that does butt paste. Works really good! vasaline (spelled wrong) is good too.

Stephanie - posted on 01/01/2009

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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.

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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.

Christine - posted on 01/01/2009

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My daughter had that for months and I tried everything, included a prescription. The only thing that seemed to help was vaseline and it seemed to just go away on its own. Good luck!

Erin - posted on 01/01/2009

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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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