Infant diaper rash & diarreahMy 4-month old son has diaper rash for the first time -- very red and bumpy -- caused by diarreah which we believe is related to teething (no other symptoms, no changes in what he's eating). What should we give him to treat the diarreah and/or the diaper rash.
whynotal on 2003-08-11
To narrow it down, you need to give us more detail. Are there any other symptoms your son is experiencing?
katie last decade
The diaper rash is hard to say, because it could be just irrated from the diarrea or could be bacteria. Try washing with a wet cloth with cetaphil after every BM and keep a cotton pad above his buttocks area. This will help keep this BM off of his gentials. Also try lots of A&D ointment, and some antibacterial ointment. AVOID powder and any diaper rash cream with fragrance. Let him soak daily in a warm bath for at least 15 mins. My one year old would tell you himself this works if he could talk. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.
MM last decade
Loganbean last decade
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