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Hi All,<br>
We are having a hard time getting rid of a rash on dd bottom. It is up high and on the sides of her butt cheaks. Everytime she goes poop it makes all the skin between the pimple(or raised red bumps) red and irritated.<br><br>
I am not sure if this is a staph infection/ food allergy or what. She also has a couple of the pimple sores on her labia and in the crease of her leg connected to her private area.<br><br>
We have been trying to do colloidal silver, not working or no marked improvement. The next thing I can think of is diet.<br><br>
Can anyone tell me what this might be and how to start an elimination diet for a toddler?<br><br>
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i don't know without seeing a picture, but it sounds like it could be a yeast rash. both ds1 and 2 have had bad yeast rashes... we're still getting rid of ds2's. it's small red bumps, some larger ones and when it's really bad red patches too. sometimes they almost look blistery. <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T081401.asp" target="_blank">does it look anything like this?</a><br><br>
we've treated yeast rashes with slippery elm powder, neem oil salve, airing out and probiotics.
 

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Hi,<br>
Thanks for your response. I am not sure it is a yeast rash. It kinda looks like one but she also has pimples almost like small boils maybe. I am attaching link for pictures. Warning: this is her bottom, but that is all you see.<br><br>
Edit link: <a href="http://public.fotki.com/CJarvis/carly-rash/carly-rash/" target="_blank">http://public.fotki.com/CJarvis/carly-rash/carly-rash/</a><br><br>
her bottom is pretty red in the pics because it was after a poop (in underwear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: , she is trying to learn to use the potty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
thanks for your thoughts
 

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i couldn't open the link. maybe i need an account?? i'll try again. some of the spots did actually look blistery (perhaps how you describe boil??)
 

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nope, still didn't work... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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here try this link instead<br><br><a href="http://public.fotki.com/CJarvis/carly-rash/carly-rash/" target="_blank">http://public.fotki.com/CJarvis/carly-rash/carly-rash/</a><br><br>
sorry about that<br><br>
ETA: She pooped in the potty today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup">
 

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The only thought that comes to mind (since I've never dealt with yeast rashes or anything)... Maybe a new laundry detergent that her undies/diapers are being washed in that "reacts" with her skin when it gets wet when she pees? Or maybe if you're working on potty learning she runs around naked and is coming into contact with something she's sensitive to (carpet, floor cleaner, etc.)? Or, lastly, maybe something you clean the bathtub with? My dd got a rash after taking a bath at my mom's house one time. My mom then informed me that she had used Soft Scrub earlier that day. ??? I hope you get it figured out soon! That looks really uncomfortable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I am curious to read other replies too. My daughter is almost two and has a rash that looks exactly like that. It started a while ago as a pimple here or there that would go away within a couple of days and then another would pop up (all on her buttocks). Now within the last month it has gotten progressively worse and she has between one and two dozen pimples. They do not seem to bother her at all (no itching, etc), and I can't contribute it to any new detergents or foods.<br><br>
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Wow, that looks really intense. I would feel really incompetent when faced with such a rash.<br><br>
My dd's have never had well-baby visits or had a regualr pediatrician. But the oldest 2 (baby's too young) have each had one trip to the ER for horrible diaper rashes that I couldn't get rid of. A anti-fungal (antibiotic) cream was prescribed and they were healed within 2 days and both never had it so bad again.<br><br>
Respectfully, I must say, that as a mother of two very fair, sensitive skinned girls who don't regularly see the doctor--<br><br>
If one of my dd's had such a rash as your dd's, and it wasn't responding to treatment, I would visit someone who could prescribe an anti-fungal cream.<br><br>
Ok, eta that the "pimples" were not part of my experience, ever.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!!!
 

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My DD had a rash JUST LIKE THAT until she potty-trained. I thought she was allergic to disposables which is how I got interested in cloth diapering. It got a tad bit better when we switched to cloth, but didn't go away completely until she potty-trained. To this day, she still gets boils on her butt every few months. I think it was staph infection all along. But if you want to try anti-fungal meds just get one over the counter. You don't need to see a doctor. Lotrimin AF is what we have used in the past. Or you could try antibiotics which is what they have put DD on when she has gotten a big infected boil.
 
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