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open sores on butt

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2008
  • 07:37 PM

My daugher is almost 2 years old and for about 6-9 months now on and off, shes been getting really acidic stool that causes her to get open sores on her butt. i've tried everything from no fruit, no juice, no dairy, everything that i could think of in her diet to make this stop. i brought her to the doc and he said it could possibly be lactose intolerence so stop dairy for a couple weeks, if the symptoms stop then start back up when you put her back on dairy, well then there ya go and sent me home with some fungal cream too. i felt like he thought i was stupid for bringing her in. it's not like i let her sit in her soild diaper for hours to it has time to eat away at her. the girl lets me know when she needs to be changed. any insight would be great. thanks in advance.

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  • they should be scraped for the MRSA virus, especially if she goes to day care...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 00:31 AM
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  • MRSA is a bacterium not a virus.MRSA stands for Methacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and it is even giving the the initial letters to the name of the bacteria.Confusing viruses with bacteria is one of the reasons why there is so much antibiotic resistance around. Methacillin is an antibiotic and no antibiotics have any action against viruses. Very few virises cause skin infections.An antibiotic powder or cream perhaps bacitracin would be a good choice here. The doctor who prescibed a fungal cream was probably thinking of a candida infection rather than a tinnea as Tinneas do not cause open sores (or what I would call an open sore) they cause circular lesions. A skin Candida infection could then get a secondary infection with a bacteria.Candid infections look like a confluent rash, a nappy rash but mum says a nappy rash is unlikely.A swab sent off for culturing of the sore and an antibiogram would really be best but an over the counter bacitracin cream would be worth a try.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 01:57 PM
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  • Could be celiac disease as well. Are you sure she isn't allergic to anything you use to clean her?
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 07:43 PM
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  • we have been dealing with for years and at the age of 7 we might finally have a answer. it might be chrons disease or ulcer colitis. we are in the middle of a work up and all roads are leading to this. many drs did not know over the years putting my son through so much. hope you find out what it is.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 08:41 PM
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  • Look into candida.
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • September 29, 2009
    • 02:56 PM
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