If you’ve got a chubby toddler like I do, chances are he or she has would probably have more rolls of folded skin on the neck than usual. The folded skin tends to amass sweat and grime and your child ends up developing a rash.
The picture above is a recently healed neck rash. I ‘m attaching pictures of the products I tried over the past few weeks .
Aquaphor healing ointment for dry, cracked or irritated skin. Active ingredient: Petrolatum. My sister in law swears by this and she uses it on her baby’s diaper rash. I tried on my todder’s neck rashes and it didn’t seem to work for her. The rashes got a little more angry looking and had some more moisture than usual. I guess this works better on protecting bottoms from diaper rash. 🙂
Price: USD 18 . This is pricey and unavailable here.
Curash medicated anti-rash family powder. Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide. Again, I noticed that this worked a little better than the Aquaphor did, but it still wasn’t enough to get rid of the rashes.
Price: php 330 (available at Rustan’s baby section)
Calmoseptine Ointment. Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide + Calamine. This is effective. I noticed that this worked best of all 3 products that we used. The rashes actually dried up.
The calamine actually helps dry up the skin. But it can also be a potential irritant to the eyes and other mucous membranes of the body.
Price : Less than php 35 per 3.5 g sachet at Mercury Drug. Cheapest option among the (3) three.
Note: It’s rare to have allergic reactions to zinc oxide, but if you notice that there is some strange reaction please discontinue product use and consult a doctor. For those pregnant and or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor re: use of calamine.