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Rachel - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son turned one on Sept 23, since then he has had a horrible diaper rash and today when i came home from work he was very sick. I took him to the dr and it seemed like he ignored everything. He is coughing, very runny nose, slight fever and all together feeling like crap. If anyone knows what I can do for my little man pls let me know. The dr had me give him lactose free milk and I really dont think that is what it is. Pls help

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Melany - posted on 10/13/2009

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I am very sorry 2 hear about ur son! Something that might help with his diaper rash which is a lil remedy that my grandma past 2 my mother and then my mother 2 me is burnt flour it sound weird but really works. out of curiosity is ur son teething? MY mother has a at home daycare and i have seen alot of babys while they where teething have a really bad diaper rash, fever and runny nose some of there rashes even got 2 the point of one diaper change they were clear and the next they had blisters. I kno when my daughter is teething she runs a fever, has runny nose and a slight rash. i found using baby Tylenol helps with the fever. I'm not sure if this is whats wrong with ur son but i hope u find something that work. best of luck!

Ashley - posted on 10/13/2009

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Hi Rachel....I am so sorry to hear about your son being so sick....I had that trouble when I moved to Ohio the doctor just totally ignored the fact that my son needed his yearly shots and that they kept getting ear infections....so I took them to my doctor and they have gotten the treatment that they truly need and deserve.

As for the diaper rash....now every one may laugh at me, but my oldest used to get horrible diaper rashes and his very first doctor wrote a prescription out. Turns out it was an anti-fungal cream for like athletes feet. We get the equate antifungal cream Clotrimazole Cream USP 1%. It worked wonders where all the other baby diaper rash items never worked at all. I don't know if that will help, but worth a shot.

Angela - posted on 10/13/2009

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aquaphore im not sure of the spelling it works great also the desitin over night relief everytime you change him also try to let the air get to his little butt i will help with the healing

Jonna - posted on 10/13/2009

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~Good day! Greetings from the Philippines. For the rash, im a big fan of Desitin. It really works. And if its possible, always check what`s in contact with your son`s body, ex. detergent used in washing his clothes..For the colds, just let him drink plenty of water and increase vitamin C intake..i do this with my kids, everytime they have colds, (which is very rare, maybe once a year), instead of giving the usual disage vor vit.c in a day, i double it up..for therapeutic purposes...goodluck and hoping for your son`s recovery...

Joavan - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son got a rash like that and he was even sick and the doctor said that the rash had actually turned into an infection and he had to take antibiotics for it and he also told me to give him pedialyte and a special cream for the rash. i would ask your doctor about that. I hope that it helps a little bit. : )

Dossie - posted on 10/13/2009

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A&D is good but Boudreaux's Butt Paste works better and doesn't burn. You can find it at your local wal-mart in the baby care isle for $5.00. You will notice a difference in 24 hours. It's all I use on my Wyatt. As far as his other issues, I use Tylenol flu if Wyatt is real bad, but lately he has had the cough, and runny nose....I have been using bendryl....bad allergies was cause. Bendryl works the best for him.

Anna - posted on 10/13/2009

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I don't know if this will help you or not but my son when he was 6 months old had a very bad rash. The doctor told me to use "cloth diapers." I know that I was not happy of the thought of cloth diapers, but he explained to me that as long as I was using the diapers it wouldn't go away bc it needs to breath. A diaper (even the best ones out there now) still keep the skin damp and therefore it just keeps breading. He had big blisters on him when I started and after two weeks I could see a big difference. I'm a big fan of Desitin (not the creamy one but the original one) and just put a good layer on it. Hope this helps a little.

Rachel - posted on 10/13/2009

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desitin makes his butt worse...right now im doing a&d with vaseline on top...keep in mind this dr isnt his normal dr it was just the one available at that time.

TICE - posted on 10/13/2009

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THERE IS NO MEDICINE THAT YOU CAN GIVE HIM BECAUSE HE IS TO YOUNG BUT FOR THE RASH YOU CAN USE DESITIN. AND USE VICK'S VAPORS BABY PRODUCTS.

Mara - posted on 10/13/2009

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omg, my son recently just went through a similar thing, he had bad diahereao and the worst rash (to the point where his bum was bleeding) I have ever seen. Runny nose cough. The doctor didnt really do much to help us, we went through about 50 different creams and nothing helped, the doctor even suggested changing his bum more often as if to say he had the rash because I didnt change him. That infuriated me, it got to the point where i was changing his bum every 30 mins it was that bad. So what we did in the end to try and help was baby nurofen when he felt really crappy, just cooled boiled water every so often, and I put a container of boiling water with a spoon of vicks (not sure if you would have heard of that but its a chest rub containing eucolyptus) under his cot, and he seemed to come around after a few days. The rash is something he still gets now and then, and I think he really just has the most sensitive skin ever. Hope this helps even a little.

Jenn - posted on 10/13/2009

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The doctor could be right. Dairy products can increase congestion and discharge from the little man's booty.

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