Sores under arms..

(7 Posts)
preggersshock Thu 15-Nov-12 16:25:29

My 3 week old has angry look red sores in her creases under her arms, feeling horrible for not noticing until they have got pretty bad but more to the point, is the best thing to use sudocream? Is this common? Am I a terrible mum?

My dd2 used to get these as she want quite chubby. She also got it round her neck. I used sudocreme and it cleared it up quite quickly.

Oh and you are not a terrible mum at all.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 15-Nov-12 16:30:44

Dd had that too smile Sudocrem and dry scrupulously after baths.

Mine had this - just cleaned gently with water & cotton wool/flannel, dried thoroughly & used bepanthen. Cleared within 48hrs iirc. I felt terrible for not noticing either but dd didn't seem bothered by it!

LadyMargolotta Thu 15-Nov-12 16:33:18

Could be thrush, very typical place for it in babies. I would get the doctor/health visitor to have a look.

preggersshock Thu 15-Nov-12 19:30:23

Thanks all, went to docs and have an anti bacterial/anti fungal cream to put on it twice a day... Pleased I took her. Doc gave it a really good clean and said if no improvement in a couple of days to take her back... Poor little mite! sad

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