Need help with dry facial skin and dribble rash in an almost 7 month old...

Asawari - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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HI all magic Moms! My DS is going through a bad bout of dry skin on his cheeks and a dribble rash, both at the same time. His drool is always all over his face...even though I try to wipe it almost every 10 mints. That could be one of the reasons for the dry skin. But I always apply a baby moisturizer after every meal or face wash. Does vaseline petrolium jelly help? I am trying that, it doesnt seem to be helping so far. I have also tried olive oil cheek massages, before sleep. I am pretty sure it is due to the dry wintry weather. He survived through the bittermost winter time without this condiion and now just when summer seems around the corner, this!!! Does Aveeno really help? He does not scratch it, or is not irrtated with it. Any help is highly appreciated!!

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Asawari - posted on 02/17/2009

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Thanks all moms!!



Regina - No diaper rash, just a rash on his face because of drooling, he is teething!! I am using J & J top to toe wash, it is really mild. I also massage him with olive oil, to maintain the right balance of moisture.



Kerry - I am going to get hydrocortizone in another couple of days. I really hope that helps.



All - since I posted this, I have started applying vaseline on his face..before every meal, after every face wash, before nap time and sleep time. I let his skin breathe for a couple of hours after his bath. I think all the food that he smears all over his face + the drool is causing the combination of rash and dry skin. I am hoping that vaseline + hydro helps....he is such a cute baby boy..has always been and now this silly dry cheek problem.



But thanks for helping out everybody!



 

Karen - posted on 02/16/2009

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I use the J&J soothing balm stick - from the Soothing Naturals collection - on my daughter's cheeks & chin. It's like a giant chapstick for them. I put it on her before naps & bedtime & by the time she wakes up, it seems to really clear it up (until the next drooling episode.) It really leaves her cheeks soft & smells great & takes all the red away.

Regina - posted on 02/16/2009

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Dry facial skin!!!!!!!! Huuuummm, are you using a soap to wash your babies face with? If so, what kind? Diaper rash, well you might want to use some diaper rash creme. It can be purchased over the counter at any local store. How often are you changing the diapers? Are you waiting until it's very soaked? If not then you may consider using the "Old School" cloth diapers.

Michelle - posted on 02/16/2009

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ok have you tryed Lanoline, its the breast feeding cream. for cracked and dry nipples. Its compleatly safe for babies. my son is 7 months old and because he is teething he is getting the same thing as your daughter. The lanoline is thick and kinda sticky but it stays on and with in two days or so its clearing up if not all gone.  I do repeat it is COMPLEATLY safe for babies. just use a small amount rube between your fingers and than on the areas on her face that are rashy. honeslty it works like a  magic!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

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There is an entire all natural line of products to help out with allergies and skin irritations. I have been a skin care specialist for 20 years and this line is great for special needs as well as everyone in the house. They are non-toxic and have wonderful health benefits. 100% money back guarantee so if you do not like a particular product you can return for full refund. visit: www.LiveTotalWellnes.com/Livelifenow

LaTunya - posted on 02/16/2009

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My daughter has exzema and the doctor told me to use Eucerin. He prescribed hydrocortisone, which I hardly ever use. I used it in the beginning to get it under control but this thins her skin so I just use the Eucerin. I apply it in the morning and at night after baths. It really works for my daughter. Good luck!!!

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Part of the reason that al these products don't work i found is because they have more things in them that irritat the skin even more, they are not gentle enough for the baby's skin to help it.baby's need something to corrct thePH balance in thier skin and bring it back to thier normal state as we do when it is irrated with no perfumes, chemicals, dies, minereal oil or things that use the word petrolium what we put in our gas tank. I am a firm health awareness nut and a reasearsh junkie when it comes to what my children use, that is why is I gave you this big speal about this before i told you about this product , It is used tested and recomened as well as indorced by dermotloigists and pediatricitians. I use it and love it for my whole family, reaserch yourself @ arbonne.com and of coarse you are looking at the baby products and I am specifically addressing the rash cream here. Although all he babby products are the safeest products you will ever use on your chil all that scary stuff you heard on the news W5 about baby products does not apply here, agian I reasearched it. This is the closeset to a PH balance to Water as you can get!

Kerry - posted on 02/16/2009

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My doctor told me to buy over the counter hydrocortozone. It is amazing. I use it on everything, diaper rash, drool rash, contact irritation.

Amy - posted on 02/16/2009

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Aquaphor.   This stuff is amazing.  My son had really bad exzema his first year and my kids always have red, chapped cheeks in the winter. The doctor prescribed aquaphic cream for both kids but I just buy aquaphor over the counter

Denise - posted on 02/16/2009

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My daughter was a drooling machine when she was a baby. I used Aveeno and cocoa butter. You will have to put it on at least once and hour at first than once his skin is cleared, try putting it on after the meals and face washes. Good luck. They also sell cocoa butter sticks, it looks like a big chapstick. You can rotate between the two. Good luck, hope this helps.

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