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#1 of 8 Old 09-06-2008, 08:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is probably so basic I should be embarrassed for posting and being so lazy as to not look it up myself....

DD is a drool machine... a factory... I would bottle it up if I could find a market for it. Its all teething related, I'm sure. The thing is, she's developed a pretty good rash on both cheeks at the corners of her mouth where her pacifier sits. I'm limiting binki use as much as I can but it's not enough to clear it up. I've started smearing a dab of lanolin on the sites after patting them dry to try to protect them. Anyone else have suggestions?

And it really is just from the drooling, right? It looks like tiny raised blisters... in the back of my head, I worry it's some horrid form of thrush. But that's silly. Right?!? *where's the paranoid smiley?*
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My DD has had this too. It gets bad when I let her sleep with her nuki. I try to take it out when she sleeping.

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My dd had this until recently. I realized it was from where her drool met with her clothing. She doesn't use a soother, but sucks her thumb, and I think this helps draw the drool to the sides of the face.
I just put Vaseline on it whenever it was dry, or I'd use diaper cream before bed to act as a barrier.
It's cleared up now, but she had it all summer.
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Vaseline is your friend!

Dry the face off, apply Vaseline generously and completely to the area. Do this 2+ times per day. The rash should get better within 2-3 days.

If the rash does NOT get better, there might be a real issue. But usually it is from the excess moisture.

Good Luck!
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Try changing the pacifier to one that has the holes or an open area around the mouth. I have always used a nappy rash cream that has high zinc content, I found it clears it up quickly.
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Vaseline is your friend!

Dry the face off, apply Vaseline generously and completely to the area. Do this 2+ times per day. The rash should get better within 2-3 days.

If the rash does NOT get better, there might be a real issue. But usually it is from the excess moisture.

Good Luck!
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Vaseline is the only thing that ever worked on my babies drool rash and she had it bad...Works great!!!
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I put lanolin on at the first sign of redness, and the rash has stayed away...I use lanolin for everything (and he's never had diaper rash yet, even!)
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I use Aquaphor on DD a couple of times a day to prevent drool rash, but I'm sure anything that will act as a moisture barrier will work.

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