Hi all Back again... Going to ring the doctors when the open at 8, but wondering if anyone recognises what this could be? I thought dribble rash at first but he usually gets dribble rash all over his chin and it clears overnight, he's had this since around 11am yesterday, it's in the shape of a love heart (although I think that parts irrelevant) near his mouth and looks like a red dry patch but isn't dry to touch? A little baffled and a FTM so a massive worrier about anything and everything! Thank you x (It's a bit more clear and red in real life than the pic)
I'm no expert but if the doc isn't worried and the baby is eating/ filling nappies with no temp, I'd say that it could be one of those wee things babies get. As they start teething etc they get this type of thing. Keep an eye on it over next couple of days. Hope you can put your mind at rest
I totally understand the worry, remember it well. What I learned about rashes/weird mark things: babies (or at least my babies) get them a lot and you can't really tell from the rash itself whether it's something or nothing; the key is to look at everything else - temperature, alertness, general level of happiness and breathing rate. If the baby seems fine other than the rash, it really is probably nothing. I remember taking dd to hospital with a rash that spread from her chest to totally covering her entire body in the time it took to get there. The consultant arrived expecting the worst then basically said the rash was so horrendous,it was the fact that dd wasn't completely unresponsive that was convincing her that dd was in fact fine. Keep an eye on him/her but if they seem fine other than the red marks, chances are they are fine.
Thank you, that is reassuring hearing it from other mamas! He's 6 months and has been teething and usually gets dribble rash and a faint rash on his tummy, but this is just so round and red rather than speckly almost like his usual rash and his usual rash comes and goes through out the day with dribble but this has stayed solid! He's had no temp but occasional clammy spells which doctor said was no concern as no actual temp! Thank you he makes my heart explode with love and with that comes the head explosion of worry ha! X
Aw thank you for your lovely comments, he is my little cutie pie ☺️! Thank you that's made me relax more, I'll just keep an eye and whilst he thankfully has no other symptoms I'll just hope it clears up soon! Xx
Sorry another quick question - would you put anything on it? Doctor said could use anything like moisturiser, Vaseline or sudocrem, but wondered if any of you lovely mummies have any personal recommendations for this kinda thing ☺️ or if you'd just leave it x
Oh my gosh, your baby is too cute! My dd2 had very similar rashes around her face, never did get to the bottom of it but if I was going to guess I'd go with dribble rash. She seemed to have several variations of dribble rash, some looked more alarming than others. If your baby is chewing his fists or something it might produce the effect he currently has. Fwiw she's 1 now and has been "rash art" free for a good few months.