My 2 year old has had an irritation on his behind for a few months now it seems. I am at my wits end as to what to do for him. Every time he poops he gets these little fissures on his bottom and bleeds. He screams until he's read and sweaty. I took him to the Dr. who said it was bacterial (not yeast so no fungal infection she said??), prescribed an antibiotic and an ointment. He won't take the antibiotic no matter how I give it to him and the ointment didn't work. I broke down and took him to the ER a few days ago and the Dr. there says it's contact dermatitis. He said to leave him bare bottomed as often as possible, clean with unscented wipes since a washcloth will be too rough,dry thoroughly and slather the cream he prescribed onto him twice a day.
We have followed the Doctors advice both times ( I still find it disturbing that I got 2 drastically different diagnoses and still have no solution). Nothing has worked. It's so bad now I'm almost in tears every time I have to change him. He doesn't sit in it, I leave him long enough to make sure he's finished and then I take him, clean him and leave him be for a while. If I catch him acting like he has to go I put another diaper on to avoid accidents. While he's exposed to the air, it seems ok but as soon as he moves his bowels again the bleeding starts. I'm hoping this is something that isn't serious, but I can only think he has some sort of virus and it's presenting this way. But my poor little baby is miserable and goes through this 3-4 times a day since he can't push it all out at once due to the pain.
PLEASE if anyone has any ideas/advice LMK. We have switched diaper brands a few times and it doesn't make a difference.
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