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Neck rash in 5mo, what do I put on it?

(10 Posts)
Honeymoonmummy Thu 01-Sep-11 10:10:24

Hi all, my 5mo DS has reflux and the vomiting has been getting worse recently. He has a red rash round his neck from having a wet bib next to his skin. The pharmacist has told me to put Vaseline on it and the doctor (seemed a bit clueless) told me to keep it uncovered and put sudocrem on it. I agree with uncovered and am keeping it clean and dry but whats the best thing to put on it? He's starting to claw at it sad

winnybella Thu 01-Sep-11 10:13:30

Bepanthen has always worked wonders with DD's nappy rash, so perhaps it would work?

Honeymoonmummy Thu 01-Sep-11 11:50:42

Isn't that much the same as sudocrem?

Honeymoonmummy Thu 01-Sep-11 15:45:35


Halestones Thu 01-Sep-11 15:47:07

I've used Kamilosan (sp?) on DS2s neck who has the same issue

johnnycomelurky Thu 01-Sep-11 15:52:38

My son had a rash on his face and neck around that age, I tried all sorts but found that using Sudocreme at night sort of dried out the rash and got rid of the angry redness then I used E45 or Vaseline during the day. The Vaseline acts as a barrier so it doesn't get too wet and chafed. I also forked our for those bandana-style bibs which really helped with his beck rash.

johnnycomelurky Thu 01-Sep-11 15:55:21

Oops- neck rash

4lizardsandababy Thu 01-Sep-11 22:20:18

I used Metanium on my DS's teething rash on his chest overnight which seemed to do the job! Keeping it a dry as possible and airing it will also help. Rather than changing DS's whole outfit once it was wet i used to put a bib under his clothes so only had to change that, much easier than changing the top! also 'dribble on' bibs were brilliant at absorbing stuff!

vespalover Thu 01-Sep-11 22:29:23

We had exactly the same problem and used [ still do] a mild hydrocortisone cream. Its a v low % steroid so safe around the mouth etc.

Honeymoonmummy Fri 02-Sep-11 19:51:46

Thanks all, in the end I perservered with sudocrem and it improved overnight so will stick with that.

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