When my DD2 got "pimples" on her butt (very red around the base with a definite "head), and they wouldn't go away (and she was waking up at night and telling me her butt hurt - she is 3yo), I took her to the pediatrician and he said she had folliculitis, and put her on abx for 10 days. They went away. About a week after the abx stopped, they came back. I waited a week again, hoping they'd go away on their own. Back to the pediatrician. More abx. I was banging my head against the wall because I had a gut feel that it was a food intolerance (she already had food intolerances and I felt like I was missing something). Someone (on this board, I might add) suggested that something she was getting must contain one of her triggers. So I looked at everything again. Sure enough, there was citric acid (corn) in the probiotics I was giving her every day (and corn is one of her worst triggers). I stopped the probiotics, and no new "pimples" appeared, and the ones that were there started disappearing. So TWO rounds of abx for something that was a food intolerance. I could have kicked myself.
So I'm not saying that it is definitely a food intolerance, but it definitely is possible. And if you just started him on solids, than it's probable. Now you have to figure out the food (start a food journal).
Kathy, mother of 3, wife of 1. My new recipe blog:
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