white sticky stuff under babies neck? always wash n cleans it still comes back. suggestions?

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Ericka - posted on 04/08/2010

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It's probably a yeast infection my daughter had the same thing and I have to put nystatin ointment on it twice a day to keep it from coming back. hope this helps

Emilie - posted on 04/08/2010

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My kids never had white cheesy stuff. My son was a little chubby and used to get red bumps under his arms and in his neck folds, I used to wash it all the time and put powder and sometimes I would put diaper rash cream on it, Also, try to keep her cool, in hot weather just let her wear a T-shirt or tank top or diaper only, I let my son wear just a diaper or diaper and T-shirt alot in hot weather because he was so chubby and got hot easily.

Jessica - posted on 04/08/2010

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yeast can occur in/under any crease. under the neck, arm pits, thigh rolls, etc. my daughter had it when she was younger and they prescribed "nystatin" to get rid of it. it's a cream :)

Jamie - posted on 04/08/2010

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My daughter had it too when she was really young, a friend told me it was formula that dribbled down into her neck (not sure I believe it), and sometimes it got into her armpits too. Just make sure to take a warm washcloth after every feeding to her neck and put a little powder in the area. Doing that helped keep it clear. If it gets worse the doctor can prescribe a cream for it.

Trinicia - posted on 04/08/2010

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lol cheese. but yeah she has it under her armpits too & she goes CRAZY when i try to was & dry it. oh well at least i know how to fix the problem now

Amber - posted on 04/08/2010

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we used to call it cheese! lol. uhg. so gross! just wash and REALLY REALLY dry it well. they get it from sweating or haveing moisture left there after a bath. my summer baby daughter had it all the time. armpits, neck, u name it. my son even got it on his wiener! they may scream their heads off when u try to dry it REALLY REALLY well btu that just means ur doing it right

Sha-Don - posted on 04/08/2010

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try to keep the area dry with powder. it could milk when you feed the baby or when the throws up....

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Might be a yeast infection. Babies can get them in their skin folds where it can stay wet from sweating. Your child's doctor can give you a cream to get rid of it.

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