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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Diaper Rash

Cooper has the WORST diaper rash.  It started yesterday morning when he pooped out of his diaper.  He had a couple of red patches.  I put diaper rash cream on it and expected it to get better like those things normally do.  It didn't.  It just got worse.  And worse.  Until this morning it was bleeding.

This all started when Cooper was prescribed 2 antibiotics that both can cause diarrhea.  Apparently, diarrhea is like acid on a baby's bottom.  So here is what we're doing for him.  We gave him a bath with Aveeno Oatmeal Bath.  It just soothes his skin.  Once it has been patted dry, we put neosporin, hydrocortisone, and Bag Balm on it.  The first two treat his skin.  Bag Balm is from 1899.

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Originally, it was used for chapped cow udders.  It has zinc oxide, sulfate, petroleum jelly, and lanolin.  Great stuff.  We cake that on.  It creates a barrier so when he poops again, it doesn't hurt his skin more.  We are going to be doing a lot of this in the next couple of days.  Last, we are giving him tylenol with codine every 6 hours.  Otherwise, he just cries and cries and arches his back.  It's so sad.  

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