Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Between the Rockies and a Flat Place
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I've read dozens of threads and a stack of books. All of it seems to be a blur right now.
I have tons of questions but the current situation that is bothering me right now is my daughters bum. Every time she poops it burns her skin. Immediately. I can be right there wiping her as it comes out but any place her skin is touched by it is red and raw.
She also gets rashes on the back and tummy. And sometimes her cheeks breakout and look like her skin is cracking.
I'll eliminate something, it clears for a while and then comes back.
So far we are gf, and have also eliminated tomatoes, strawberries, bananas, avocados, and anything with latex or that I understand to be cross-reactive.
I'm afraid I may have sensitized to rice, so that is the next thing I'll cut.
We are pretty much exclusively bf'ing right now. She is 6mo and got her first solids within the last few weeks. So far she has had very tiny bites of blueberries (no skins), applesauce, gf cereal with butter, milk, and jelly, and mashed potatoes with butter and salt. I tried some egg yolk with her this morning, because dd3 loved them but she spit it back out and threw up a little bit later, so those are out for now.
I have done the elimination diet with the top 8 and that didn't seem to make it any better and she didn't get worse when I slowly added all but gluten back in.
I now I've got some gut healing to do but am feeling a bit overwhelmed with a husband having some issues and he has symptoms (whereas I feel fine or at least as "normal" as always), and I guess with limited resources I am thinking his is a more immediate need.
So, what can I do to help my baby??? Keep eliminating? Add something to my diet? I can't afford supplements.