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Hi everyone. My eleven month old is very chubby, and he seems to have developed a moist fiery red patch on one of his neck folds. I'm at my mom's right now, but when I get home I plan on putting some aloe on it. Any other advice? It's stinky too. TIA mamas!
 

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I had a simular post about my 4-month old few weeks ago. What helped me is to clean it with soap and water, dry it and use Caldesene (baby powder with zinc oxide, same staff as in diaper cream but this is dry powder). It cleared it up in 24 hrs. Now I do it once in a while when it is starting to get red.
 

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It's probably a yeast infection if it's gooey and smells in addition to being red. Aloe will keep it from itching, but won't do anyhting to get rid of the yeast.<br><br>
You could just spread some yogurt there a couple of times to see what that does.
 

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I immediately thought yeast as well. Amazing how much can get stuck in those folds!
 

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Might be yeast. My DD's neck folds got pretty nasty last summer. Neck dust bunnies would also collect there. Gross! When it started to get too icky looking I would rinse the area and then have DH distract her and blow-dry her neck folds with the hairdryer on low and cool. Kind of strange, but immediately cleared it up without having to put anything on it. HTH!
 

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Wiping the area with a little vinegar would help with the yeast. If it's more than just yeast (DS's would crack too!), Lanolin is helpful.
 

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Hi ladies,<br><br>
DD has this too (she's 4 1/2 mos.) It doesn't seem to ever bother her--it's just red, not gooey or icky or anything. it's smelled when her spit up gets in there and curdles (yes, it's gone undetected for a while before i realized she even HAD all those deep folds. LOL Can you tell I'm a first-time mom?<br><br>
I'm going to try the powder--thanks!
 

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We battle this daily. I did try the Caldesene but, I had trouble getting it into the right spots. Diaper rash cream works better for us. I like the vinegar idea and plan to give that a try tonight.
 

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Thank you ALL for your replies. What really seemed to help was some diaper rash ointment with zinc oxide. I looked for caldeson but couldn't find it. I also tried corn starch but it just made it more gooey. I liked the hair dryer idea too, but mine doesn't have a cool setting.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The zinc oxide stuff is the only stuff that is seeming to help keep it dry. It's looking a lot better. If it starts getting bad again I'll try some of the other suggestions. Thanks again everyone!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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My 1st babe had this too, it as breast milk/spit up that would get in there~ whew!<br>
I would use some natural soap like Weleda and warm water then put some witch Hazel on a wash cloth for a second cleaning air dry and apply Weledas diaper cream. It cleared up fast and I made sure to wipe her neck down a couple times a day!<br><br>
Best of luck!
 
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