Help with son's diarrhea

My son suddenly has some bad diarrhea going on and although I'm keeping him hydrated I'm just wondering if there's anything you can do for a 5 month old to help him get over it. Could it be a reaction to something he ate?

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    04/21/14
    4Katie
    What is his normal diet? Any other symptoms?
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      04/21/14
      4Katie
      I would probably put him on just breastmilk/formula and don't feed any solids until the diarrhea clears up.
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        04/21/14
        4Katie
        I suggest keeping his butt slathered in diaper rash cream to protect his skin and prevent a rash.
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        04/21/14
        4Katie
        Make sure his skin is super clean before you put the cream on so it doesn't hold the acidic stool against his skin under the cream. Letting is dry completely before putting the cream on helps.
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        04/21/14
        4Katie
        I hope it helps!
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        04/21/14
        If diaper rash does still pop up, I'd recommend soap and water in place of wipes. Sometimes when my daughter's diaper rash got bad, if I just backed off the wipes, that helped. Also, if the skin breaks, I try Neosporin.
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          04/21/14
          8Theresa Gould
          It might be since it just started and you have introduced him to new foods. What was the last thing he tried? I'd make note of it and the date, his reaction, then steer clear of that for a while .
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              04/21/14
              4Katie
              I would also make sure to double check all the baby food jars expiration dates and check to see if there were any recent recalls. Make sure you are throwing out any uneaten baby food and not saving it for later.
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