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DS licking around his mouth and has sore skin

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cloudwine Wed 04-Nov-09 15:31:47

We've tried lipsalves, vaseline, sudocrem, fucidin, E45, but none of them seem to make a difference for more than a few hours. His skin is varying from red raw to dry and peeling.

Anyone else had this problem with their DC? We can't get a doc appointment till Friday and he's getting really upset.


PixieOnaLeaf Wed 04-Nov-09 18:18:27

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cornsilkwearscorsets Wed 04-Nov-09 18:20:43

My ds does this. I put 8 hour cream on him while he's asleep and it really helps. 8 hour cream is THE best thing for chapped lips and skin.

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 18:22:14

yes, my dc has done this - he does it without realising he's doing it and I try to mention to him each time to remind him to try not to as it gets really sore. Nothing seems to work, simply a case of dc remembering not to do it and trying to break the habit IME.

Disenchanted3 Wed 04-Nov-09 18:23:10

diprobase is what we use and it does help,

ILoveGregoryHouse Wed 04-Nov-09 18:24:26

We got a very mild hydrocortisone cream from doc and it worked well. Other option is a lot of vaseline.

missingthepumpkin Wed 04-Nov-09 18:32:56

I'm another Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream fan. Used it on very dribbly DD (now 16 and less dribbly) who had constant redness round mouth and chin when about a year old. Seems to be extra sticky so stays on longer and repels spit longer - it's not a cream it's like vaseline but, well, stickier. Apparently Catherine Zeta Jones used it on her ds's nappy rash biscuit.

Maybe you need something that tastes a bit yukky to help break the habit? (Is that a very old fashioned thing to suggest?)

cloudwine Sun 08-Nov-09 16:42:20

Thanks all

Doctor prescribed...............vaseline! Agree with slathering the cream on whilst they are sleeping, but Elizabeth Arden is just for me wink

Sooty7 Sun 08-Nov-09 22:56:34

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cloudwine Mon 09-Nov-09 16:45:13

Sounds interesting sooty. Never heard of it. Where can I buy it?

Sooty7 Mon 09-Nov-09 20:28:10

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