Since I talked to the doctor and was prescribed Lotrimin for Aidan’s rash/blisters, I’ve used nothing but that. Here’s how it goes.
Aidan poops everytime he eats. Sometimes he poops every hour. It’s a mustardy color, usually and has the chunks in it (from the formula). He used to poop only once a day. Since he got his shots, it has increased. It’s mostly real watery like, kind of like snot I guess.
As soon as he poops, I change him (it’s unbelievable how many diapers we’ve gone through this week). I will use a wet paper towel (Viva, the really soft ones) to very lightly wipe off the chunks of poops on his butt.
Then I will use my hands to clean him. First I’ll dip into some soapy water and clean, then dip into plain water to rinse. All of this is done very gently with my hands.
I messed up – I believe – when he started getting better, by trying to transition him with using wet paper towels to clean him versus using the bowls of water and my hands.
His rash has gotten worse; well, back to the way it was before. I’ve been airdrying his butt for the past two days, with using the bowls to clean him. Instead of using the Lotrimin, I decided today to start using A&D ointment. I’m very liberal with it.
His rash looks like this: it’s mostly around his crack…the redness, like a sunburn. In the center parts of the red areas are what look like burns/blisters that are not raised. They look like they’re trying to heal with the medicine our bodies make to create scabs. Airdrying for an hour doesn’t seem to be enough time. The redness is up to the bottom of his sac.
What else can I do, or what Am I doing wrong?? He’s had this fucking problem for going on 2 weeks and I feel so helpless and hopeless at this point. And I feel horrible when he screams bloody murder at times when I’m cleaning it.