I've searched high and low on this website and google for an answer...
My daughter has had a bright red vaginal opening since before 12 mos. old - she is now 19 mos. Doctor tested for UTI and it came back negative, and said to use more diaper cream. I've tried switching diapers, diaper creams, natural shampoos/soaps. Sometimes I let her air dry after changing her, but still the same redness.
He urine smells really strong, almost like poop, and she goes through 4-5 pee diapers a day. She is still breastfed and only drinks water. This girl has a sippy cup to her mouth all day (almost).
I used to think it didn't bother her, but now that she can talk, she always says she has "poop", tugs at her diaper and says "owie". When I change her diaper after a poop, I have the most difficult time cleaning the inside of her labia because she is squirming and crying.
Now, she has a fever, and all of the symptoms are present. We are going to start the GAPS Diet in January, but I'd really like to figure our what's going on with my sweet girl.