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    Default Baby's armpit red and sore

    Bubs armpit is very red and raw, she is very chubby with lots of rolls and I am careful to dry her properly but I must have missed a roll and it has rubbed and is now really red and a bit raw. I feel like the worst mum for not noticing before. I have been lathering it in paw paw ointment since I noticed it but am wondering should I use something stronger? Should I cover it?

    NB bub is 3 months old

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    My bubs were chubbers too and dd1 used to get a terrible red rash thing under the fat roll on her neck. I was told to use prickly heat, a powder that helps with rash, and keep her dry. It was impossible because she drooled and it was summer so I used to do the powder then have her lay on her back and look back at me if that makes sense, just every hour for a little bit. Maybe you can do that every now and again, lift bubs arms up so the area is aired. I don't know if prickly heat is still around this was six years ago now.

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    My DS2 was prone to this because he was beautiful and chubby with lots of rolls I would be inclined to use a drier barrier cream, such as a thin layer of sudocream to help prevent moistness- I find paw paw cream too moist in such areas. Also, if you have some cortisone cream ( I have used this when nappy rash has become raw, but you need a prescription) pop a tiny bit on the skin under the sudocream. All the best

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    My dd had that - she had lots of little fat rolls too . It needs to be dry & clean and then the infection shouldn't settle in. My GP told us to clean it well with soap & water and then dry it well. He gave us some alcoholic skin cleaner to put on as well, but she only needed one lot of that and stuff like the dettol hand cleaner is basically the same.

    I'm not clear from your original post how long it's been red for, but if it's been more than a day I'd be going to GP today to make sure it's not something more serious. Apparently I had an abscess under my armpit when I was about 3 months old.

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    My little chubber had something similar under her chin. I used a powder with cornstarch in it and it cleared up almost immediately. You could use plain old corn flour as well.


 

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