Hello all, am wondering if anyone can help please. My little girl is 18 months old and has been suffering with a severe nappy rash but only at certain times and not always. Have ruled out skin conditions, washing powder and other soap products. My health visitor at weight clinic suggested it could be a food intolerance and all I could think of was citrus and wheat products, advised to keep a food diary and see the doc. She was ok for a while so didn't act on this straight away. But bearing in mind my daughter has had silent reflux from newborn to a year and then didn't drink milk at all only a small amount now and again in food I deaf think its milk. She has been having more and more lately in food and drinking milkshake and the last few days she has had quite a bit disguised in things and we have had the worst skin rash yet ( bleeding and screaming) and shocking sleep pattern and grumpiness so I am sure that it sound like lactose intolerance. But was wondering what anyone else had been through. And to add her nappies have been loose forever and the last few days have been at least 3 times a day and loose. Poor mare, will be seeing the docs and health visitor this week but have lost trust in the service I'm afraid. Thanks for reading xx
It sounds like she has more than one food allergy. You need to have her tested before taking her off wheat, but you can start eliminating dairy immediately. If it helps, but isn't a complete fix in a few weeks, then cut out citrus in addition and see what happens. Get her tested for Celiac disease as soon as possible, but you can't take her off wheat and other damaging glutens until she has been tested.
She may have a dairy allergy, instead of a just an intolerance. Other allergies to look for are eggs and soy. Celiacs disease can cause a severe rash and loose stools. Part of the test for celiac's is to remove gluten from the diet and see if it helps. Ask your doc about starting that. Take charge and push for what your baby needs. If they don't want to be proactive about it then you need to push them to be. So often doctors write off our concerns, even though we are right. Good luck!
Thank you for your replies, unfortunately it doesn't seem to be lactose as we had a few good days now back to the loose nappies and very sore skin. Am taking her to the doctors this week. Thought we had it but no luck with the first case. Will def push for what she needs, seems like no one wants to listen to mums who def know best. Thanks ladies x
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.