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hi everyone - i'm sure there is another forum where i'm supposed to post this, but i've gotten to know you all, and i don't know where else to go.<br><br>
my little (23 month old) boy is screaming (i've never seen him like this - he's just screaming) that his bum hurts, and he has a glowing red rash on his bum.<br><br>
(<b>tmi warning</b>: it's in the exact shape of the poop i had to wipe off - he yelled when he was pooping, and i got it off right away, but his bum has been getting redder and redder ever since.)<br><br>
he's never had this before. what can i do to soothe him immediately? i washed it, but it hurts him so much. i put him in a warm tub, but it hurts him to sit. i put him on his potty seat in the tub so his rash was soaking, but he still screamed. he's just standing there now, airing it out, and crying.<br><br>
aloe? lotion? what will give him instant relief? my poor baby! please help me.<br><br>
TIA!
 

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My dd had this a couple weeks ago. For the first day I used Maalox and Aquafor mixed together. You have to microwave it for a few seconds to get it to mix completely. Then after the Maalox reduced the "burn" I switched to just straight Aquafor to keep it from getting wet. I gave her tepid baths, but before her bum hit the water I put a damp wash cloth on it, because when the rash hits the water for the first time it stings and the wash cloth kinda does it slowly. Also, dab the rash, don't wipe it, it will hurt less. Then let him have some no diaper/cream time, but be careful that he doesn't get it when he might pee, because the pee will irritate it also. But his pee probably doesn't hit the same area my dd's does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Hope that helps, I just condensed everything everyone told me a couple weeks ago, plus what worked best for us. Hope he feels better soon!
 

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Some folks swear by yogurt eaten and applied externally as well. Can I ask, has he eaten something new that he'd never tried before?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Some folks swear by yogurt eaten and applied externally as well. Can I ask, has he eaten something new that he'd never tried before?</div>
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of course you can ask! thank you.<br><br>
he's hesitant to eat anything, but i did get a tab of chewable acidopholus into him earlier. i'll try the yogurt topically. what a great idea.<br><br>
i went over everything he ate in the last two days - and it's all stuff he's had before.<br><br><b>another TMI warning:</b> his poop is looser - more breastmilk-y - than usual. he's teething at an amazing rate, so maybe it's toxic drool rash?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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would you believe, no maalox in the house (i don't think we have ever used it) AND i gave away ALL my aquafor samples on sunday - since we never use the stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> sending dh to the drugstore on his way home. by the way - what is in maalox?
 

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Motherlove nipple cream. I swear, the best all time diaper cream ever ever ever. It instantly soothes. Talk about TMI- i use it on my own butt so i speak with authority here!<br><br>
Lots of creams burn but not either of the Motherlove's. Get some for the future but for now, try olive oil.<br><br>
Sounds like yeast or just the acid from teething. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> poor baby! The yogurt is a popular suggestion but i hesitate. If it is yeast, there are still sugars in the milk even if it's unsweetened. Sugar will feed yeast and make it worse, fast. Mix some powdered acidophilus, GSE or tto in the olive oil. All three are antifungals. If you are bf'ing, take acidophilus and it will pass thru your milk to baby.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use Lansinoh for diaper rashes, works great.</div>
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We use lanolin too, and it works like a charm. My DH started recommending it to other parents at work even!
 
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