This is a discussion on rash around mouth area? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; i noticed that dear son have some rash around his lip area, today i even seen a little small little ...
i noticed that dear son have some rash around his lip area, today i even seen a little small little bump below his right eyes. any mummies have such encounter, can share.
How old is your baby and has your baby started solid foods?
It could be milk rash or heat rash. Heat rash can be solved by cooling baby and milk rash can be solved by always cleaning the area with a wet cloth after every feed. You might also want to clean his face if you feel that his saliva is all over.
If your child has started solids, it could be an allergy. After stopping the food, it should subside.
If the problem persists after 3-5 days after trying to alleviate the rash, it is best to bring your child to a doctor where he can prescribe either steroid creams or anti-histamine to counter allergies.
Currently, I use Physiogel cream (it is a hypoallergenic moisturizer) to soothe his rash so that my son doesn't scratch it.
Yes can put around mouth area but dont't put too much. My boy sometimes will rub his mouth and I am also afraid that some will get into his mouth. It's absorbed quite quickly so it's not too bad. I bought it at Watsons or Guardian. Usually Watsons have offer but they recently took away the offer. One tube is about $20 plus.
When you intro a new food, you should observe the 4-day rule. This is to help you rule out allergies.
What are the purees did you intro to him? And did you wait for all clear for 4-days before introducing the next puree?
maybe you can put aloe gel instead also.
i got this Dr Lily's organic aloe gel n i apply for pin when she has rashes, esp below her lips.. think its dirty for her. the aloe gel can be used for ulcers, it is safe if it is consumpted.
but like what diymummy mention, if it is a milk rash, just make sure to clean his mouth with a clean wet cloth after each feed.
Ping: i've aloe vera gel, i will try to apply it. thanks alot for your tips.
His feed ankle gets very dry maybe due to the weather & fan blowing, so i try to apply aloe vera gel.. is there any other lotion that heals faster?
Hi Joeyz, the Physiogel cream is also a moisturizer. Can apply to the ankle as well. That one heals very fast. I use Physiofel for everything... His nappy rash also.
My son is allergic to carrots. Maybe you want to try the single food types ones? If your hubby is concerned about whether it is organic or not you can try Healthy Times. They have single flavour jarred foods that are organic. You can find them in big NTUC stores, cold storage. There's also a specialty organic store called Four Seasons Organic Supermarket. They have one at Parkway and one at Great World. They have a wider variety of organic products for babies. Even frozen vege purees which you can warm up and feed.
You try applying the cream first, let the rash subside.. Then dont't feed him the Heinz food already, get a new bottle which is a single flavour.
I use Gerbers also.. But that's not organic. Gerbers has wide range of single food purees.
I guess i will get Gerbers (have seen it but like i said, my 1st choice healthy times, 2nd Gerbers but end up choosing Heinz cos of $. Sigh), i'll get Gerbers next time.
Thanks alot diymummy for your help.
You're welcome Joeyz
I use Gerbers too.. Coz I also not much $$$...