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Rash due to Drooling Overview

Another name for Rash due to Drooling is Drool Dermatitis.

What is drool dermatitis?
A person with drool dermatitis has a rash around the mouth, caused by constant drooling. The drooling keeps the skin wet, which irritates the skin around the mouth.

What are the symptoms of drool dermatitis?
Symptoms of drool dermatitis include red or pink skin around the mouth that make flake.

How does the doctor treat drool dermatitis?
Treatment for drool dermatitis includes gentle skin cleansing followed by the application of petroleum jelly to the skin. Some may benefit from the use of a one-half percent strength hydrocortisone cream.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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