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5 month old with chronic diarrhea

My 5 1/2 month old daughter has had diarrhea for 3 weeks now. She is only Enfamil Prosobee formula and has been since she was 1 month old. She has no other symptoms, only diarrhea which has also developed a horrible diaper rash. I took her to the doctor and he didn't seem too concerned because she hadn't lost any weight and didn't seem dehydrated. He did a stool sample testing and everything came back negative. He advised us to try a Pedialyte diet for 24 hours to give her bowel a rest. We did that and her diarrhea became worse. During the 24 hour period her bm's were completely liquid, with the color and smell of the Pedialyte. We had to change her diaper every 30 min because she was constantly having a bm. Once we started back formula her bm's returned to the normal diarrhea she was experiencing before. The doctor has done nothing more for us and said it should go away in a few week. But we are heart broken seeing our baby girl in pain every day. She is normally a very happy baby but that is gone now. She has also had dark circles under her eyes for the past week. Please help us!
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Start her on solids!!!  Rice cereal with smashed up bananas once she gets used to the texture of the cereal alone. Mix it with water...not formula. You could also try goats milk mixed in her cereal. Bananas, and yellow veggies may help her bowel movements firm up a little. But, please start her on rice cereal. Try to stay clear of the "desert" type of foods until she is having healthy BM's... Sweet potatoes...I have 1 thing to say about these...KIDS LOVE THEM!!!  She's old enough to introduce these foods now.
Obviously, she has issues with soy.  She may also have an issue with "GLUTEN"(look up on internet what all has gluten in it)...its in alot of foods!  Is she RH negative, by chance?  I ask because RH neg people have a higher rate of digestive probs.  
Do you have any zinc or Desitin? Smear it on good and thick, it'll help heal the rash and protect her skin. Also, use wipes without perfumes and soaps.  Plain old cornstarch on her bottom with help between BM's also.  While bathing, try to use a perfume free soap and don't use a wash cloth on her rash, just your hand...Dial, the clear glycerin bar is great!  
I hope my suggestions help. Good luck helping your lil' sweetie feel better.
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We tried starting her on solids and we stopped because it was just making the diarrhea worse. She is not RH negative. We have been using zinc ointment for weeks, along with prescription creams from the doctor. We use hypoallerginic wipes with no scents. We've been using Dial soap on her for a while (due to ezcema (eczema)). We are at a loss. She has been on Enfamil Nutramigen for 5 days now and there is NO change at all :( We see a specialist next week.
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Hello whatever Happend with your Baby Girl im going through this exact same thing with my little girl and she is not RH Negative. Im scared out of my mind. Please tell me what kind of specialist you went to?  email me if possible ***@****
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