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When your baby gets glutened do you find that the diarrhea causes INSTANT, horrible, diaper rash?

Violet accidentally got glutened on vacation (learned my lesson NEVER will I trust resturants about fries again, other than the big chains we're used to!). It made me think, every time that happens the butt rash is just crazy. She can have diarrhea, I change her within a minute and she still has a red, scabby, worst diaper rash ever type rash!

If your baby/toddler gets this, what do you find works the best to soothe it? So basically not only is she miserable, with diarrhea, but we can't bathe her either b/c it hurts her so bad.

Right now we use Bordeux's (sp??) Butt paste AND Desitin over that when it happens but it doesn't go away nearly quick enough. Does anyone have any tips?

It took her a full WEEK to stop having the effects of glutening this time, for 5 measly fries!! She was so sick and now she looks scarred down there - OUCH!

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YES!! It was like instant acid being poured on his bum. It would bleed, I felt soooo bad--this was before diagnosis, it stopped right after taking him off gluten. I used the Butt-Paste too, that's all that would work for us. I found the A&D ointment (oily yellowish colored one) was like putting butter on a burn. I tried to leave him without a diaper as often as I could, that seemed to help, also changing the diaper as SOON as it's wet or poopy. Good luck, I feel for you!!

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My 20th month old gets it all over his little toosh all the way up his back and it constantly comes and goes (not dignosed, yet...we are working on it).

I have tried everythig from desitin (which is crap) to bordeaux's (which did nothing). The best stuff, and I hope it works as well for you is called "triple paste" (pretty sure that's correct spelling) It's sort of $$$, but I can't say enough about it and hope it works as well for you. They carry it at Target, CVS, and Walmart as far as I have seen. My pediatrician also told me it's the best stuff on the market, so that's gotta be worth something.

Found this...check out #5 http://www.motherpopper.com/2008/09/10-favorite-ite.html

Hope this helps...I know how sad it feels to see that on your baby :(

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Sorry to keep adding...but they sell smaller sizes in store than that link. It's a little cheaper.

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Thanks guys!!!

I'm going to try BOTH of those!!

It seems like every time we go away she gets glutened. We went to Disney World, and I fed her popcorn and she got glutened. It HAD to have been that, anything else I fed her was from home. I called Disney and asked and they told me that *sometimes* they use old oil to make the popcorn. NICE. So I'm assuming the oil they used must have been frying breaded something. GROSS!

Yup, the diaper rash is just like someone poured acid on her. It's scabby, red, bleeds. I feel so bad when it happens!

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When this happens with our son, we do a few things.

1. We immediately stop using wipes. I use a soft wash cloth dipped in a mixture I keep in a diaper wipes tub in the bathroom. (water - hot so it melts the other stuff but it will get cold and that's fine, few drops of whatever baby soap you use, a few drops of very pure vitamin E for moisturizing)

2. We use Neem Aura. It's a cream you can buy at any health food type store. It's a great barrier cream.

My son will diarrhea and rash so bad he immediately has nasty sores and bleeds. If we don't jump immediately (and sometimes even if we do) it turns into a yeast infection (if we can't get it under control in 24 hours that is). He has even had it move to strep from that point. If we see the yeast infection starting, we have to immediately do bleach baths (regular bath with 1/2 cup bleach) to kill the yeast infection. I hate, hate, hate those, so we work very hard to get it under control.

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If you are pretty sure it is from the acidity in the stools causing the rash, and not yeast or any other type of infection, then you could rub liquid antacid on her bottom. When my youngest son was in diapers he had diarrhea that caused his bottom to become raw, red and scabby. It looked so bad I took him to the doctor. He told me it was caused from the acid in the stool and to put the liquid antacid on his tushy. I was a little skeptical, but to my amazement it worked like a charm. It neutralized the acid and he began to heal. I did that for several days. I even did this as a preventative measure when I had to do my prep for my colonoscopy. The worst thing I have heard people say about the prep is that it makes their bottom raw. I was bound and determined mine was not going to be. Oh, and it wasn't! :lol:

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When my son had allergy bum, I remember cleansing it and then drying it well with a blow dryer on the cold setting. All the treatments seemed to work better if the skin was dry.

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Another vote for Triple paste...it has worked for my kids when nothing else would!!

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Thank you! My 15 month old daughter has been getting the occassional bad diaper rash that is horrible and bleeding and I couldn't understand why. This makes perfect sense. She still has not been tested but I am convinced she has Celiac and she has been gluten free for several months now.

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