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mad scraching!

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manna · 10/01/2003 14:20

my ds (13mnths) goes through phases of scratching under his neck, on his upper chest, until it's red raw. I think it's irritated by his dribbling. I try keeping it dry, covered etc. but just now he ended up really bleeding! Also - it gets all raised and bumpy when he scratched. Is this because of the scratching, or the other way round? i.e. what is making him scratch. Any ideas please?

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Jimjams · 10/01/2003 14:36

Washing powder? Conditoner? DS1 is very sensitive- every time I change washing powder this happens. I now use Persil non bio and no conditioner. We don't use soap either (aqueous cream instead).

Podmog · 10/01/2003 14:46

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Temptress · 10/01/2003 15:02

Is it possible he is getting a heat rash or excema? Try some E45 or sudocream.

Jaybee · 10/01/2003 17:30

Is he wearing a pure wool jumper? - I cannot wear them as they drive me mad. I would also second jimjams suggestion of it being washin powder or conditioner related.
Also, could be overheated, baby clothes at this time of year are often fleecey on top of a vest - this is probably not needed if your ds is indoors in heated house.
Piriton syrup is very good at relieving itching.

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