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How do I get rid of the red rash on the sides of my 11 month olds mouth?

For the past couple of months my 11 month old son has had a red rash on the sides of his mouth that sometimes looks raw as if he scratched it. I've tried putting Eucerin on it several times a day and that didn't work. Now I'm using Aquaphor several times a day, it seems to get better one day and the next it's back again. Can anyone tell me what this might be from and what else I need to do?

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Asked by keetajz at 1:18 AM on Feb. 9, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son has this too, I believe it is from his eczema. I use Aveeno Eczema cream and it helps him so much! GL!

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 1:25 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Keep it clean. Make sure you wipe any food, milk, juice, ect. If it is eczema, regular cream probably won't help. You will need a prescription strength from a doctor.

    Answer by ShanAtoZ at 1:59 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Aquaphor will take it away in a day or two.

    Answer by Collinswifenmom at 2:15 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Try coconut oil

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:11 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • If moisturizing it is not making it go away then I would speak to the Pediatrician.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:08 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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