How to Recognize and Treat a Drooling Rash
- A drooling rash is just a skin irritation from the constant wetness of drool on an infant’s sensitive skin.
- I recommend a thin layer of aquaphor or petroleum jelly on the skin area.
- Generally aquaphor or petroleum jelly will help the rash resolve and may prevent future rashes.
- If the rash persists, isn’t improving with ointment or cream, or is bothering your baby, see your pediatrician.
- Rarely a secondary infection may occur and your pediatrician can prescribe a special cream if needed to clear up the rash.