Jeepers, I feel like I move from one mini crisis to the next! Still dealing with my son's weird sleep issues, but DD has been suffering from off and on loose stools and uber irritated crotch/pain for quite some time now. I know food allergies/intolerances can cause loose stool, but do you think they could also cause her to have a really red, irritated, sore genitals as well?
Some times she's screaming at the top of her lungs when we change her pull up 'cause it hurts so bad. I feel just horrible! We've already had her at the ped and he just told us that she hadn't been molested and just to put diaper cream on her w/ every change. Thanks, but that's not helping the problem! The poor little thing is miserable. I think back to the times that I've had soreness down there after having babies, w/ yeast infections, and chaffing with long periods and it's miserable. I can't imagine my 2 yr old having to go through that quite often and not understanding why everything hurts so much down there.
My top suspicions are food allergies/intolerances or some chemical in the Pamper Pull Up. This will certainly be impetus to potty train her, but then I'll have to be uber careful about the detergent i use as well. I'm also planning to bring her back to ped to discuss the possibility of food intolerances/allergies and how to go about that. It's going to be hard because she hardly eats anything to begin with. I can say with some certainty that she has really bad reactions to grapes/raisins, corn/popcorn, and yogurt. Though she doesn't seem to necessarily to react to milk. ??
Have any of you ever had issues with this and what did you figure out?