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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Child Health
Question: My daughter 9 month old developed white spot below lips on the chin due to excess saliva. What is possible treatment in XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
irritant mild contact dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I understand your concerns but don't worry. The most likely cause of such spot is due to mild irritant contact dermatitis. It can be easily treated by twice daily application of mild steroid such as desowen for 1-2 weeks. Also use a good moisturizing lotion such as cetaphil on the affected area (an hour after desowen application).

You may continue with cetaphil but stop desowen after lesions improve. If the lesion do not improve even after 4 weeks than visit a dermatologist for further course of action.

These medicines are easily available through out XXXXXXX


Take care
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What will be the treatment to control excessive saliva
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to be treated

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Excess salivation can occur in babies due to teething at this age. We do not recommend any treatment for it.

In case the baby is not growing well, lagging in developmental milestones or his thyroid status is not checked then a thyroid profile esp. TSH and free T3/T4 will be useful along with complete development assessment.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Archana Verma 11 hours later
Thanks maam for your kind reply,
She started this excessive saliva from 4th or fifth month.
and first moisturizer has to be used or second.
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Apply desowen followed by moisturizer

Detailed Answer:
Hi

If the salivation is persistent since 4 months and her thyroid status is not checked the then do rule out hypothyroidism by her thyroid profile.

You may apply desowen followed by moisturizer after 1 hour.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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