So I just noticed that DD (3 months old) has a really bad looking rash on the "inside" of her neck roll (she's a chunky baby ). It doesn't seem to hurt her when I touch it but it looks really angry.
Anyone else have a LO get something like this? It looks like a ligature mark! Any recommendations on what might help it get better?
honeydew / 7303 posts
I bet it's from being moist! Try diaper cream and keeping it dry
kiwi / 549 posts
Eczema? My LO had that behind his knees when he was a baby. Cetaphil mixed with hydrocortisone did the trick. Also keeping it dry like pp said - so I would straighten his legs and elevate it on a pillow when he napped so the back of his knees got some air and wasn't bent and sweaty. That's kind of tough on the neck though. My niece had this on her neck and my cousin said when she started rolling and doing more tummy time it got a bit better.
pomegranate / 3904 posts
L has that ALL THE TIME. It's just from moisture, keeping it dry helps.
apricot / 388 posts
Does she drool a lot? My LO had that a lot from her drool getting trapped in her neck folds and not getting aired out. if it's not bothering her, I agree with the suggestion to try keeping it dry for a little bit and seeing if it helps.
nectarine / 2987 posts
grapefruit / 4355 posts
@Mrs Panda: she's not really a big drooler but everyone seems to concur that it is some kind of moisture. Maybe she's just sweaty! I'll work on trying to keep it dried out!
nectarine / 2115 posts
We had this with LO1. Wash it regularly and use a little baby powder to keep it dry. If you notice a smell you may need to put some diaper cream on it to help it heal. It should resolve quickly, though!
pomegranate / 3565 posts
I used aquaphor regularly and diaper rash cream (just a little) when it was that bad.
cherry / 220 posts
my son had that at four months. it was a yeast infection from being constantly wet, in his case from trapped drool. i think the doctor prescribed nystatin, and recommended more tummy time and keeping it clean and dry.
persimmon / 1481 posts
@Mrs.KMM: My DD has the same thing. The doctor said it was yeast from being moist and closed up all the time. She told us to put Clotrimazole cream which you can find in a small tube in the athletes foot section.
grapefruit / 4355 posts
@oscarthegoon: and @turquoisemama: DD had a yeasty rash in her diaper area when I was on antibiotics for mastitis. So I've already got cream for that!
hostess / cantaloupe / 6486 posts
DD2 has this SO BAD. She gets it in her armpits too. It's really hot here so I can never seem to keep it quite dry enough.
grapefruit / 4418 posts
Doesn't look like yeast from the picture. Just rash from being wet. Keep it dry and slap some diaper rash cream on it and it should clear right up!