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what is the yellow sticky discharge with odor behind my daughters ears and around neck?

she has cradle cap and baby acne but just noticed this discharge behind her ears and around her whole neck, what is this?

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sbloomster

Asked by sbloomster at 6:00 PM on Aug. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • Sounds like a fungal infection. She will need some anti fungal cream or antibiotic.
    kirsty_mcgrail

    Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 6:02 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Sounds like the formula. Sometimes when they are eating a little falls/drops down their little chins and if they are laying i guess it could go behind the ears too. Anyways you should keep an eye on that after every feeding wipe/clean and make sure its dry too, because it could cause an infection.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • I agree with anon 6:03
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 6:06 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • It could be seborhic (sp) dermatitis. It requires a steroid cream for treatment. try cortizone if it doesnt clear up in a week take her to the doc
    elananme

    Answer by elananme at 6:09 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • yes, babies can get dirty fast(no offense), after feedings i used to wipe my boys down, especially behind their necks and ears, there lots of creases so you need to pay attention extra good.
    jbirchard

    Answer by jbirchard at 6:15 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

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