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Child has diarrhea and painful nappy rash. Eats cheese and yogurt. Cause and cure?

Hi my 13 month old daughter has had bad dirreahea for a week now and a very painful nappy rash , she screams every time she has a loose stool ...... I haven t given her cows milk just the aptimal 1 year plus milk......I m not sure if it s teething or a lactose intolerance but I ve always given her cheeses and yoghurts from 6 months .....please help
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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During teething period ,gums become irritable and kids try to bite on things to relieve their pain and in turn get diarrhoea becoz while biting they might take in dirt .Post diarrheal episode the villi in the intestine gets destroyed and hence temporarily lactose intolerance occurs.During this phase milk is not digested well but Curd and cheese can be consumed since they have very negligible lactose .So I guess restrict milk at present .For Painful nappy use some eazynappi or B4nappi cream and apply it liberally after every stool.
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