How to recognize and treat a drooling rash

Drool rash and other related skin conditions are common in infants. Find out what you can do to keep your infant healthy and happy, even with a drool rash.
How to Treat Your Baby's Drool Rash
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How to recognize and treat a drooling rash

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Baby’s drool, most babies continuously have saliva dripping out of their mouth, because they don’t get to know how to control it and that’s ok, but sometimes the persistent wetness on the chin on the cheeks and on the neck can cause what’s called a drooling rash and it’s simply skin irritation due to the persistent wetness. So what can you do to treat it or even prevent it from occurring? Well, I recommend a thin layer of aquaphor petroleum jelly on the areas that tend to get dry. If the really red in shots, you can use that several times a day for a few days in a row and rarely if the rash in persisting and not getting better you may need to show your pediatrician, because once in awhile they will be a secondary infection with a yeast or sometimes even with such sever irritation that low dose steroid cream is needed, but in general a little bit of aquaphor petroleum jelly, wipe up that drool when you see it and your baby will be fine.

Drool rash and other related skin conditions are common in infants. Find out what you can do to keep your infant healthy and happy, even with a drool rash.

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

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A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.  She is a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows including Today (NBC), and KTLA (CW Los Angeles). She stays on the cutting edge through her position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, as the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel and her private practice.

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