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jayhawkmom

Diaper Rash.... Gluten?

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Ok, I'm totally at a loss here. I don't even know where else to ask, because no one else I know has a clue of what it's like to be gluten free.

My baby is also dairy, nut, soy, and egg free. Thus far, we've kept him pretty much on organic baby foods, until I am convinced that I'm not going to accidentally gluten him. He does have other things, but his finger foods are limited to baked fries, cut up fruit, and foods that I prepare and can be (relatively certain) are gluten free.

But, the "D" continues. And, now he has a terrible diaper rash. I'm using Lansinoh on it since it's working better than anything else I've tried, including Burt's Bees, which is normally my weapon of choice. (my husband said, "You are putting WHAT on the baby's butt??" :blink: )

I am doing absolutely everything I can think of to keep him free of the things that bother him, even those that I KNOW bother him, yet don't show up on any tests.

So, WHY oh WHY does he still have diarrhea?? He's so uncomfortable, all the time. His pediatrician (saw him the other day) said that I could attribute "loose stool" to teething issues. But, the tooth is through, and this is way more than just "loose."

Aside from taking him back to a BRAT diet, what can I do???


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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Kris, my twin grandchildren are both intolerant to nightshades (as well as many other things), and potatoes would give them diarrhea (and they do that to me, too, and I get very sore) and give them such horrible rashes, that it practically took their skin off. That was while they were still breastfed. When my daughter stopped eating potatoes (as well as tomatoes and peppers), they stopped having that problem.

You said that one of your son's finger foods is fries. It would be a bummer, but those may be the culprit.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Hmmm, and I just shared a baked potato with him.

Perhaps I should give that a try.... and just literally stick to the basics of the BRAT diet, for now. At least a couple days, to see if he clears up. If he does, I'll certainly cut out the potatoes.

Are sweet potatoes nightshades too? (I know... I can click on your link, and I'm sure I will after I finish typing) Because that's one of the things he's been eating a lot of, chicken and sweet potatoes. He had sweet potato fries last night.


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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No, sweet potatoes are not nightshades.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Ok, thank you. I won't worry about those then.

I'm now starting to wonder about this EE (esophigial something or other) that people are talking about. I seem to vaguely remember our pediatrician saying something about it. And, he put our baby on Singulair as a trial. But, I noticed no differences in anything. So I stopped giving it to him.

He really seems to be a happy, healthy little guy. But, all this poopin' is driving me mad!!


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Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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