Teething Rash?

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old baby is teething and has developed a rash, it started on the back of her head and has spread to her neck and on parts of her body. Has anyone got any ideas what it could be? Is it a teething rash?

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Mommy - posted on 08/29/2012

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my daughter has had her rashes on and off for the past month or longer. she has her 2 bottom teeth she is 8 months now. took her to the doctor's one time and doctor said she's always going to have it because of contact dermatitis and that it was her saliva that's causing the rash. it is sometimes watery and we would use mupirocin which would dry it up then she would scratch or drool more then it goes bad again. it's kind of like never ending.

Becky - posted on 02/11/2011

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My daughter recently got a small rash on her neck. We took dr advice & put moisturiser on it but it slowly spread to form a wide band like a collar around her neck. I was a childcare worker before I had my daughter & remembered they used to use cornflour for baby skin irritations. I bought a plastic shaker bottle & filled it with the cornflour. I sprinkled this on & gently rubbed it in her neck at every nappy change. Within a couple of days the rash had cleared up but I still use on on her bottom when she gets nappy rash - it works so much better than creams & is natural.

Debbie - posted on 08/28/2012

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been to my docs today cos my 6mth old little girl as been gettin a rash on n off for weeks now but yesturday she ad a temp n the rash looked very angry doc put it down to viral n told me to keep eye on temp cos was up to 38 also sed on top of it all she as eczema and gave me sum emollient cream as im writin this her temp still high u cnt help but wori x

Becky - posted on 02/11/2011

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Some children develop skin rashes simply because their immune system is busy dealing with their teething. A teething rash is a normal 'side effect' but if it doesn't start to get better, gets worse or you are worried then I would take her to the dr or even get a free opinion from your local pharmacist.

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This is due to the available calcium being pulled into the developing teeth. Try adding barley water to the babies feeding. That is pearl barley soaked in water overnight in the fridge. drain and put in baby bottle. Apple cider vinegar diluted in water dabbed on the effected areas may help with the itching. Usually disappears when the teeth come in. MILK, other than breast milk, IS NOT A GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM! Mothers who are nursing need to be supplementing with CALCIUM LACTATE, as developing children need adequate amounts of calcium for proper growth to occur. Dr. Jon Motley D.C.

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Heather - posted on 05/13/2012

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My 8 month old has the same thing. She has really sensitive skin too. I feel bad but it doesnt seem to bother her much. She is getting her two bottom teeth in, rash started when the second one came in.

Tanya - posted on 02/10/2011

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Could be what you are washing the clothes in,food they ate, something they breathed in from the air, or just a teething rash. They can develop an allergic reaction to something they have been using for months over night. We always used Johnson & Johnson wash and a month ago are daughter had an allergic reaction to it. Dr told us to try baby aveno.

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My son's "teething rash" occured at the same time his ecema started so I wasn't sure what it was or why it was getting worse. I'd definately get the rash checked out usually teething rashes are on the cheeks(bum and or face) his rash started on his cheeks but it spread all over his neck ears face arms, next thing I knew it was all over. better safe then sorry I'd get it looked at just in case its an allergy or something.

Silvana - posted on 01/12/2009

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it may be an alergy to a new food you may have just introduced? i would give more baths and let your baby air out more

Dave Linda - posted on 01/12/2009

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both of mine went through that when they were teething i was always told if eveything else is fine then not to worry so much. My daughter got the rash the runs yeah for me!!!! lol

Kelly - posted on 01/12/2009

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i was told by a doctor to put vasaline on it. he said you have to be very careful with baby skin because it is so sensative. i put it on my daughter (she just turned 7 months old today) a week ago and it pretty much cleared it up practically over nite..i know it's scary. believe me i JUST went thru that. Good luck..hope it works! :)

Rhenna - posted on 01/12/2009

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My son just had hives.  He's getting back teeth, but not sure if one has to do with the other.  His Dr. said it could be from a virus he picked up, food, medicine, lots of things.  Or we not ever know.  She told me to give him Benedryl.  It's gotten a lot better, but hasn't gone away completely.  He also developed like an acne looking rash on his legs when he started to crawl.  That was because we had Stanley Steemer clean the carpet to our house when we bought it and it was a reaction to something they used.

Crystal - posted on 01/12/2009

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Pretty common to get a teething rash... sort of patchy and like ecema.  Try a little dose of benedryl

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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Are you giving your baby  tylenol or Ibrophlen?  When I had givin my son Ibrophlen when he was 6 months, He rashed out even had hives...just a thought. 

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2009

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some kids just gets rashes when teething and i learned every time a new tooth comes in it is different my son only got the rash that one time 

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2009

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some kids just gets rashes when teething and i learned every time a new tooth comes in it is different my son only got the rash that one time 

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2009

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the question is what is it?
i would be kind of concern not knowing what it is myself having a rash developing over my child body.

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2009

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that happened to my son too, he got a teething rash, it started on his back and spread to his head tho i got so scared cause it was only like where his organs were i brought him to the naval hospital and they had me wait in the waiting room for EVER and then at like 5 in the am i left and then made an app with his dr that day and they said that as long as its not effecting his breathing and he doesnt have a fever higher then 104 not to worry

Tanya - posted on 02/10/2011

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Could be what you are washing the clothes in,food they ate, something they breathed in from the air, or just a teething rash. They can develop an allergic reaction to something they have been using for months over night. We always used Johnson & Johnson wash and a month ago are daughter had an allergic reaction to it. Dr told us to try baby aveno.

Crystal - posted on 01/12/2009

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Pretty common to get a teething rash... sort of patchy and like ecema.  Try a little dose of benedryl

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2009

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that happened to my son too, he got a teething rash, it started on his back and spread to his head tho i got so scared cause it was only like where his organs were i brought him to the naval hospital and they had me wait in the waiting room for EVER and then at like 5 in the am i left and then made an app with his dr that day and they said that as long as its not effecting his breathing and he doesnt have a fever higher then 104 not to worry

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