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#1 of 5 Old 04-06-2014, 08:08 AM - Thread Starter
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My baby is 5 months old, exclusively breastfed.  At about age 3 months he started having watery green diarrhea about 5 times a day and then developed a strange rash.  This was after he had been pooping every few days for several weeks.The rash was about a 2-3 inch crescent shape, red, raised, warm to the touch, on both sides of his bottom cheeks.  I brought him in to see the NP and we determined it was probably related to me consuming wheat.  I have been on and off gluten free diet for months; I last ate gluten around New Year's but then started to eat  it again the day he developed the diarrhea and rash (I wanted to be tested for gluten sensitivity/celiac-another long story).


Without gluten he still seemed  to be having green diarrhea and strange rash on his bottom so I gave up dairy.  On Friday his bottom got really red again and it has welts and is starting to bleed.  I wonder if it could be egg?  I threw up every time I ate eggs while I was pregnant w/him.  But I started eating eggs again for breakfast Thursday and Friday, along with hard boiled eggs at lunch.  Trying to do not only gluten free but less grains.  Typically I eat GF oatmeal w/Almond milk for breakfast but I don't want to eat oatmeal.  


He is otherwise happy, rarely ever cries.  Any suggestions as to what i should do or what could be causing the rash?  I primarily use cloth diapers, wash with Rockin Green detergent; huggies natural if not cloth.



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It might be too late for this, but watery green diarrhea could be a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance (I have never heard if it at 5mos, but our bodies are weird/amazing/magical)

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I suggest you to go to a child specialist and you can use Wet wipes from Mothercare to protect baby's skin from rashes. It cleans the skin as well as moisturizes it.
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It is very common condition that can cause a baby's skin. It is because the skin is irritated by diapers. The best way to prevent diaper rash is by keeping your baby's skin as dry and clean as possible and changing diapers often.

Here are the tips to avoid rashes.

1) Change your baby's soiled or wet diapers as soon as possible and clean the area thoroughly
2) Occasionally soak your baby's bottom between diaper changes with warm water by running tap water over it or by squirting with a water bottle

Even i suggest you to go to a child specialist to protect baby's skin from rashes
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My experience as a mom is to give your child plenty of cod liver oil in his diet and put olive or coconut oil on the afflicted skin.

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