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#1 of 4 Old 12-08-2009, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
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My DD 4.5 months has had what seems to me to be diarrhea for going into a second week now. She is happy, energetic, playing bouncing etc. so energetically seems normal. At first I thought it was just teething but now wondering about other things- virus? food allergy?
She's big into teething now so I thought it was that but cant imagine that all that excess saliva causes D ongoing for months!
Yucky description: It used to seem drier before now sometimes it seems mucusy or is wet enough to flow from one side of her diaper to the other. Perhps what seems mucusy is just saliva? There were stringy things in there
last night. Also I can always hear it now and she seems a bit more gassy then before and I hear her tummy gurrgling loudly sometimes now.
Ped nurs last week said just to keep an eye on it but nothing more than that.
I've already eliminated dairy for a few months now and am now wondering about my peanut butter and wheat.
What do you more experienced mamas out there think? What has this kind of thing turned out to be for you? Thanks for help with a yucky subject!
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My DD had nasty, mucousy poops on and off for months. She developed pretty nasty diaper rash from it, too. The poop sliding from one side of the diaper to the other sounds like exactly what my DD had. [When she did actually have diar. from a virus, it was much less slimy and mostly just like... particles of poop mixed with poopy water. Yuck yuck yuck.]

My conclusions: mostly, I think it had to do with teething. I also suspect her early vaccinations, as the very worst episode (complete with spots of bright red blood either from immediately within or outside of her very, very sore rectum) occurred immediately after her four month shots. She had a lot of symptoms of dairy intolerance, but I never eliminated it () and the mucousy poop/diaper rash eventually went away. Sometimes it seems like dairy is 50% of her diet, and she shows no intolerance now.

Even looking back, I'm not sure what was going on. The onset occurred around her vaccines, but so did teething. Her improvement began when I stopped the vaccines, but I also started probiotics at that time. W/ the next baby, one reason I plan to hold off on vaccines is just so that I have one less variable to consider when troubleshooting these problems that they have...

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Thank you! It is so confusing isnt it! Her first funky poop was after her 1 rotovirus vaccine but its seemed normal again since then and that was 2 months ago -though its been more explosive since then I think nd more consistent D these past 2 weeks.
I started her on a probiotic yesterday so am hoping this will help!
Luckily no diaper rash here!
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We didn't vaccinate, but had our share of similar, sometimes explosive diapers around the same age. It came hand in hand in hand with teething, and in case I wasn't sure it was mucus and saliva related: she got the same sort of diapers when she had a cold.

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