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    Default Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    My 5 month old has been eating solids for a few weeks now. We've introduced each food one at a time with at least 3 days in between a new introduction. He get no formula and nurses a ton.

    He had carrots for the first time last week and pears for the first time yesterday. Yesterday (can't remember if this was before the pears) he developed a few red bumps on his chin. They sort of fade then come back, esp. after being outside in this hot-as-Hades Texas summer.

    Could it be a general heat rash? We wash his face after eating, so I doubt it's leftover food stuffs on his chin. The only other "new" thing is his poop. The past few weeks he's had nice solid little turds. Yesterday he had a rather large and mushy poop explosion.

    Any ideas on what the rash could be?
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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    Is your lo teething? Sometimes the drool causes a rash on the chin. FWIW dd had a few rashy spots on her chin yesterday that we assumed were drool or heat or both
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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ap9981 View Post
    Is your lo teething? Sometimes the drool causes a rash on the chin. FWIW dd had a few rashy spots on her chin yesterday that we assumed were drool or heat or both
    Drool rashes are very common if your LO drools a lot. It is common for babies to get some constipation when starting solids, so that doesn't sound like an allergy symptom. We had to stop the solids and add them back in slowly again because DS had some pellet poo.
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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    My almost 5 month old also has that same rash. He is teething and along with the drool I have noticed that he sucks his bottom lip alop. I think that all plays into it.

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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    My 5 1/2 month old has the same thing... but also gets some red bumps on his upper chest when we're outside and he gets too hot... we're in hot and humid Atlanta. So it could be drool, but could also be prickly heat... especially if you said it comes and goes when you go inside. I would think if it was a food allergy it would come and stay until you stopped that particular food.

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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    Pears and banana can cause constipation, and sometimes after that clears the diapers are much runnier as the system is cleaning out.

    If it is just a few spots on the chin after being in the heat, I'd guess it was more drool or heat related. I'm also a Texan, lived in Dallas for years and now am further south where it is even more humid. DD got the prickly heat rashes on her face and chest constantly during the summer months. I'd strip her down to the diaper and make sure and wipe off all the sweaty areas well. That would help cull the rash.

    *Most* food allergy rashes that develop around the mouth happen pretty quickly after eating and do not generally clear up until hours/days later if you do not put meds on it. (Thas is if you also end the offending food.)
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    Default Re: Rash on Chin - food allergy?

    I agree with pp that it is prolly a teething/drool related rash. DS1 had a rash like that for his entire first summer, but he also used a paci and I think that caused alot of it too! We switched to a different soother and it cleared up in a few days.
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