I need some help!
This is the first non-yeast (we had thrush for six months) rash I've been faced with and it is awful. My 14-month-old ds can hardly walk he's in so much pain. He shakes and trembles and screams when I touch his bum at all.
It all started yesterday afternoon. He pooped really frequently all day yesterday, not loose, but just really frequent really small poops. So I kept not noticing that he'd gone until he'd probably been sitting in it for a little while at least (I usually change my boys every two hours unless my nose tells me to do it sooner). He was looking a little red, and then he fell asleep, and must have pooped during his nap. When he woke up, he had the horrible rash. He was just screaming and wouldn't move his legs apart. . .
I think it may have been influenced by him eating an orange wedge in the morning. The acid must have burned him.
So, at this point we've been doing calendula all day and no change. He's still pooping really frequently (it is diarrhea now), so letting him go naked doesn't really work. We've been changing him every hour at least, but it's not made a difference at all.
The rash is very red, flat, and has a couple of shiny, oozy spots.
I've never seen my baby in this much pain. It's tearing me apart.
What can I do????!!!
ETA: We use cloth diapers, nothing different going on with the wash routine.