Rash on baby including baby body rash is commonly benign. However, when a rash on baby body followed with other symptom such as diarrhea you need to be cautious, since it may a sign of a medical condition. When a rash on baby followed with diarrhea it, may due to milk allergy or fifth disease or a common rash such as a diaper rash. Before consulting with a doctor, a simple identification might help you and doctor to stand a diagnosis.
Baby body rash and diarrhea due to fifth disease is occasionally initiated with a mild, cold like symptoms. After the cold fade away, a rash is found on baby’s cheek and commonly known as slapped cheek. Not long after the rash occurs on the cheeks, the rash appears on the other areas of body. Diarrhea and any other symptoms such as sore throat, swollen glands and red eyes may also present.
Baby body rash and diarrhea are often associated with milk allergy. Milk allergy is a condition when baby immune system overreacts and sees milk protein as something that body should fight off. Baby with milk allergy will show symptoms such as rash on body, wheezing and vomiting for some babies after consumed milk that she is sensitive to. The other symptoms that needs some times after baby consumed the milk are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and itchy skin around the mouth. However, the symptoms and the degree of severity may differ from one to another baby.
Diaper rash is also related to diarrhea. The diaper rash caused by diarrhea may occur as baby skin under diaper area is exposed to stool of diarrhea for a prolonged period of time and cause the affected skin become irritated. The diaper rash caused by diarrhea is often identified as red, swollen rash and sometimes there are patches of skin found.