Baby Eczema Rash Treatment

By Prev Info - February 23, 2022

Eczema can appear in infants between the ages of 2 and 6 months, and is more common in families with asthma or hay fever. Because infants are more prone to scratching at the rash, it is essential to minimize the outbreaks whenever possible and observe closely for signs of infection. Thanks to modern discoveries, there are both alleopathic and naturopathic treatment options available for infants.

Baby Eczema Rash Treatment

Alleopathic Treatments

Alleopathic techniques include reducing outbreak inflammation through the use of steroid creams and over-the-counter antihistamines. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed if the baby has caused an infection by scratching the rash too often. Immunomodulators will not be administered to children due to their ability to suppress the immune system. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Due to possible concerns about the effect of these medications on the immune system when used for prolonged periods of time, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that Elidel and Protopic be used only when other treatments have failed, or if someone can't tolerate other treatments."

Naturopathic Treatments

Calendula flowers offer a potent healing ability when applied directly to the skin. In fact, parents have used calendula to create diaper creams for centuries because of this herb's ability to quickly and gently heal rashes.

Plantain may be applied directly to areas of eczema outbreak using the juice of fresh leaves. Simply wash the leaves thoroughly and grind them into a paste with a mortar and pestle. Adding some olive oil or sweet almond oil will better carry the leaves' juices for the best application.

German chamomile may be used externally for soothing relief. For external use, brew a heavy tea of at least four tea bags per cup of water and make cotton wraps with cloth diapers. Gently lay the wraps on the baby's legs, arms and back while he is lying down. Cover the diapers with a plastic cover to prevent them from drying out and encourage the baby to lie still for at least 30 minutes. Remember to never place plastic over a baby's face.





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