We have been battling several issues for my son for almost a year and a half now! I'm getting tired of going to doctors only to have them keep prescribing different creams for him and not fully listening to me.
My son has had a blistering diaper rash around his anus for over a hear and a half. It comes and goes but never fully heals or disappears. It ranges anywhere from red patches to full on bleeding sores to which we have been given EVERY flipping cream and powder available which do not clear it up completely. He has BM issues as well. Some days hes totally normal (which are far and few between) and other days he ranges from constipation to diarrhea which will alternate even on the same day. With the diarrhea the rash gets worse. He's been given different supplements to take, special astringent powders to put in his bath...EVERYTHING. I've requested a blood panel be done and been given no help with that. Because of his issues he's been unable to potty train because his bottom hurts and his BMs are so inconsistent that some days he would basically have to live on the toilet! And obviously his bottom hurts so we have to rinse in the shower after BMs and for diaper changes as wipes hurt him and cause his skin to flare up more. I feel like none of the drs we have seen have taken us seriously. We even spent a whole day in the ER during one particularly bad flare up only to be given more creams, astringents...same deal. One dr did test the sores and they're not contagious nor STD or related anything like that. They're simply sores that WONT GO AWAY even with the strict regiments he's on to stay clean and monitor his diet. He's always active and upbeat and a "normal" 3 year old despite his bottom/tummy issues. I need help. I don't know where to turn anymore. Just want my baby to not hurt anymore and not have to spend so much time being cleaned and diapered so he has more time to spend learning and growing! With school coming up, I'm worried this will cause him to fall behind because he doesn't have the same time and experience as the other kids. If anyone has any ideas or can help I'd so appreciate it. This has been wearing our entire family out for so long. :confused::confused::confused: