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What are some treatments for teething rashes in toddlers?

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A mild, fragrance-free ointment soothes areas severely affected by toddler teething rashes, according to parenting website What to Expect. One effective toddler-safe ointment available in 2014 is Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment.

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According to WebMD, teething rashes occur due to toddlers drooling during teething. What to Expect suggests using a soft cloth to pat the toddler's chin dry during teething, but advises not to rub with the cloth. In addition, use of absorbent crib sheets helps reduce the appearance of rashes. WebMD says that mild rash symptoms sometimes clear on their own, but those symptoms that are severe or persist require more attention. As with any treatment for young children, Its best to contact the doctor when unsure about how to proceed.

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