Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Drool Dermatitis Underlying Cause

Drool contains saliva and partially digested formula, milk, or food. The combination of saliva and partially digested food is very irritating to skin. This solution dissolves the protective oils on the skin surface, which causes inflammation of the skin, and results in a rash.

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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