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CarrieNoahsMom posted:
I have had my son to the doctor with his little bottom. He is 5 years old. His little bottom has been staying really red and irritated, and it hurts him to go to the potty to do number 2. When he does go it is so big it hurts and makes him crack and bleed. The docs just keep giving different creams, can anyone help???
momuv4girls responded:
Have you taken him to the dermatologist?

Maybe they could offer up some help and different meds.

Take care,
ryanandleigh responded:
Is it his butt cheeks that are red? Do they feel dry? My son had eczema (dry skin) at age 2 which did fine with prescription creams - though you have to use them daily until the problem clears up. You said it hurts when he goes #2 which made me think it might not be eczema. TMI here but is he having trouble going poop. Are they really hard - you might consider adding some Miralax or Benefiber to help him with his bowel movements. My son also had this problem when he was 3. We put a little Benefiber in his chocolate milk and it helped him. A dermatologist might be able to help if it is the first problem. What did his doctor tell you the problem was?

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