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Infant uncontrollably crying, not fed, rashes. Applied coconut oil. Will she be okay?

Hi Doc, we just applied coconut oil to our 3 month old for the first time since birth (she was on moisturizers) and gave her a bath 15 mins later. Post that, applied moisturizer again but she started crying uncontrollably and would not feed. We had to give her Colimex to make her feel better and sleep. She has rashes around the diaper area + behind the knee and i wanted to know if coconut oil triggered anything as she does not usually cry like this. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
It is very unlikely to develop rashes after coconut oil massage.There is possibility she may be allergic to some ingredient in coconut oil.
Regarding crying it could be due to various reasons.
Apply calamine lotion over rashes 2 to 3 times a day.
In case symptoms persist get her evaluated by doctor.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I am yet to see in my experience as a pediatrician any baby having reactions to simple coconut oil application. But if there are any other ingredients in that oil like perfumes or colors added to it they can cause problems.

Excessive cry can be caused by several causes in babies.

A complete head to toe examination is required to arrive at a diagnosis. Some times the cause could be a simple one. A baby may cry because she wants to be taken care of or lifted up. Some times the cause could be a serious one requiring urgent medical care.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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