BABY ECZEMA NATURAL REMEDIES
Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of the skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and at some times bleeding
Babies are more likely to develop eczema if their family members have a history of eczema, hay fever or asthma.
Eczema in babies usually appear before the age of five and it tends to appear on the cheeks and scalp but may spread to the arms, chest, legs and other body parts, it’ll then show up on the insides of elbows, the back of the knees, the wrist and the ankles after the baby’s first years.
Eczema can be very distressing in babies because they find it very difficult not to scratch which can then lead to infections. In some cases, the schema may disturb your baby’s sleep and affect their well-being.
TYPES OF BABY ECZEMA
There are several types of skin conditions that produce eczema. It is very important to distinguish them in order to develop a rational treatment plan:
(1) SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS: It produced a rash on the baby’s scalp and also produce a weepy, oozy rash behind the ears and can be quite extensive, involving the entire body.
(2) POMPHOLYX ALSO KNOWN AS DYSHIDROSIS ECZEMA: The condition affects the hands and feet by producing an itchy rash composed of tiny blisters on the sides of the fingers or more and palms.
(3) CONTACT DERMATITIS: This type of eczema is caused by touching something, it could be caused by an allergy.
CAUSES OF BABY ECZEMA
Doctors don’t really know what exactly causes ba eczema. However, researchers say eczema is caused by a combination of factors that includes:
- Abnormal function of the immune system
- Environmental factors
BABY ECZEMA NATURAL REMEDIES
There are many natural remedies to tackle eczema in babies, below we have listed some of the most effective ones:
(1) APPLY COCONUT OIL ON BABY’S SKIN
Apply a few drops of coconut oil on your baby’s skin, it will help sooth and protect the skin, keeping it moisturized.
(2) MASSAGE SUNFLOWER SEED OIL ON BABY’S SKIN
Studies show that sunflower oil improves the barrier function of the skin. So you can massage sunflower seed oil on the baby’s entire body, once every day. It has a protective effect and will reduce the condition.
(3) GIVE THE BABY PROBIOTICS TO DEAL WITH THE FOOD ALLERGIES
Food allergies can trigger eczema in babies, therefore, treatment with beneficial bacteria or probiotics can help tackle eczema linked to food allergies.
(4) OATMEAL BATH
Oatmeal bath will help alleviate itching. You simply blend 1/3 cup of oats on the highest setting until you have a fine powder. Sprinkle the powder into a tub of water and stir until the water looks cloudy and feels silky. Let your baby soak for 30 minutes.
(5) MOISTURIZE YOUR BABY’S SKIN WITH ALL NATURAL SOOTHING AGENTS
There are many plant-based lotions and oils on the market that contain naturally soothing ingredients like calendula and chamomile. Use these to moisturize your baby’s skin every time and again.
(6) APPLY BREAST MILK ON BABY’S SKIN
Yes! Breast milk is magical on the baby’s skin. So apply a few drops of breast milk on baby’s dry patches twice a day, it’ll help get rid of eczema quite fast.
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