Home remedies for teething rash can help, but most important is keeping your baby's chin, cheeks, and neck dry from the excess drool. Be very careful about how you treat teething rash — your baby may accidentally ingest topical barriers and creams.
Many home remedies are helpful to reduce the appearance of the rash, although if your baby is very uncomfortable, always consult your doctor.
Teething is a stressful time for both moms and babies. New parents worry about their fussy baby, and the effects of teething leave both mothers and babies exhausted. Side effects from teething can mimic a cold or reactions from the six- and nine-month vaccines.
Babies are unfamiliar with the pain of teething and want relief. A mild rash from excess drool is one of the most common side effects of teething, and while it's a little unpleasant, simple treatment can reduce the inflammation and help protect your baby's sensitive skin.
Teething causes your baby to drool more, and this may chap their skin, producing a red, scaly rash. The cheeks and chin are the most common areas for a rash to form, although some babies, especially those just learning to sit up and those with little fat rolls on their neck, may have rashes in the crevices of their neck folds, too.
The teething process itself doesn't cause a rash, however, and "drool rash" may be present without a baby cutting teeth. Babies who use a pacifier may be especially susceptible to a rash around the mouth.
When the wet skin comes in contact with something rough, like fabric, a toy, or even the baby's skin, a rash can develop. Teething rashes are not contagious and usually remain localized around the mouth, cheeks, and chin.