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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2010/06/15

Q.

Rash on chin

Dear Doc

My 17 month old daughter has a persistant rash on her chin, from her botton lip down.

What could this be? Is there anything that I can apply to it?

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a rash caused by your daughter's own saliva. It is called lick eczema and is difficult to treat. Try Zinc ointment applied twice daily.

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Posted by: HMom | 2010/06/15

Sorry to intrude but she is probably teething and with my 18 month old she seemed to salivate more when she got her molars and incisors so this rash is due to more saliva on her chin. Just keep drying is gently with a soft cloth - dab dont wipe. I know you cant use a cortisone based cream on her face but I think you can mabe use something like bepanthem but rather wait for the paed''s reply on that.

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