It’s the worst feeling in the world when we see our babies in pain or when they are uncomfortable, most especially when they’re suffering from nasty rashes. Sometimes even if we try to prevent them; they still show up which is no fun for anyone.
When choosing a product or method to treat these rashes, it’s important to find a homemade product that will take care of the problem and yet still be gentle enough for your baby’s delicate skin.
Below is the list of home remedies for many types of baby rashes.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating Baby Acne
Baby acne is very common rash in babies. It can be present at birth, but more often it shows up after a couple of weeks.
Baby acne looks very similar to teenage acne. In fact, you’ll see red or white bumps or pimples, which may be surrounded by reddish skin. However, if your child suffers from acne, there is no cause for alarm; you just need to consider the following homemade remedies which are super powerful for treating your baby’s acne.
- Get a little Coconut oil- a little goes a long way, use in moderately
- Clean the affected area with mild soap then dry
- Apply a very thin layer of coconut oil to the area that is affected
- Repeat this twice daily until the acne is gone
- Coconut oil can also use to prevent coconut baby acne.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating Diaper Rash (Nappy Rash)
No matter how careful you may be with child care, your little one will probably get diaper rash at some point in time. Don’t be afraid, most babies do.
So, you need to plan ahead. Learn how to treat diaper rash naturally in other to prevent flare-ups. Your baby’s little bottom will thank you! *winks. These natural remedies will help you a long way in eradicating your baby’s diaper trash, do follow the instructions carefully.
- Make sure to keep your baby’s diaper clean and dry always.
- Always lay your baby down on a towel whenever they are not wearing a diaper.
- Give them some time without wearing a diaper during the day; this will help them to keep the area dry.
- Ensure the diaper isn’t wrapped too tightly.
- Clean the diaper area gently with a very soft cloth or a squirt of water from a bottle. Wipes are okay as well, be gentle doing in it.
- Do not rub the baby’s skin very hard, also avoid wipes with alcohol.
- Use mild soap when you giving the baby a bath. Be sure to pat and don’t scrub — the area dry.
- Use Petroleum Jelly (especially this one) to soothe the diaper rash. It works on minor cuts and bruises as well.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating baby Ringworm rash
Ringworm is also one the most common rashes in babies. Do not panic, your baby is not alone; other babies suffer from ringworm as well. However, it’s very hard to completely protect your baby from ringworm, but there are a few home remedies you can do to minimize his chances and also get rid of it: the following home remedies will help you to get to the root of this. Do follow the steps accordingly.
- Apply coconut oil all over the lesions.
- Use a small cotton wool to dab the skin with the oil.
- Repeat this step three times a day.
Tip: Coconut oil is anti-fungal and thus prevents the rashes from spreading to the other parts of the body. It is safe and gentle for your baby’s delicate skin.
For your baby’s scalp ringworm
- Apply coconut oil using a spray bottle.
- Ensure that oil gets to the roots of the hair.
- Ensure the oil get working through the strands because the fungal spores that cause the infection might have spread everywhere unknowingly.
- Use this remedy 3 times a day.
- Use a gentle baby shampoo the following morning to wash off the baby’s scalp.
- Ensure this treatment is repeated 2-3 times a week until the infection clears.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating baby Cradle cap rash
Before you become alarmed, most especially if you’re still new to the parental world, your baby is most likely to experience cradle cap rash, which is extremely common and although not visibly pleasant and or desirable, it will not cause your bundle of joy any serious discomfort. If your baby suffers this predicament, the following home remedies will help you eradicate the trash.
- Shampoo is very effective to treat cradle cap in infants. Regular and vigorous shampooing will make the difference between flaky flakes and smooth scalps in babies.
- Use of Almond or Olive oil is also very effective against cradle cap, as counter-intuitive as it may seem. Rub it in baby’s hair and let it sit for a while, and then gently rub with a clean toothbrush. It works great.
- Put a little coconut oil on baby’s head at night and then brush off in the morning gently with a baby brush.
- Use shea butter on the scalp. Rub it in gently, and then comb it off slowly. It works also works like a charm.
Homemade Treatment Product for treating Mouth, Hand and foot disease rashes
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease usually doesn’t need treatment in babies. However, you can use the following home care to help relieve your child’s symptoms.
- Offer your child plenty of cool fluids to help with a sore throat. Cold foods such as flavored ice pops and ice cream also may help.
- Do not give the child acidic or spicy foods and or drinks, such as orange juice or salsa. These foods are capable of making mouth sores more painful.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating baby Sweat rash
Sweat rash, also known as summer rash or prickly heat, is an eruption of little bumps on the baby’s skin that can show up when your baby overheats. The bumps sometimes may appear red, especially on babies with light skin. Although Children of all ages can get heat or sweat rash it’s extremely common in babies.
If your baby has heat rash, considering the following home remedies will be very helpful.
1. Cool off. Remove your baby’s clothes, and move him into a shady spot or an air-conditioned room.Run cool water over the baby’s skin to rinse away sweat and body oil. You can as well apply cool, wet washcloths in order to lower the temperature of the affected skin.
- Dry the skin.Let the baby air-dry or you can use a fan to dry and cool him off, this is better than rubbing the baby with a towel. Unless your baby’s doctor has instructed you to do so, do not use creams or ointments on the rash.
- Let the baby’s skin breathe.Expose your baby’s skin to fresh air as much as possible – let the baby be naked, or you can dress him in a light layer of loose, very soft clothing.
- You need to trim your baby’s fingernails so that he doesn’t scratch himself when the rash starts itching. Alternatively, you can put little socks on his hands at night so he won’t scratch himself while sleeping.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating baby Hives rash
Hives is a common baby skin condition which is mostly caused by bug bites, medications, food allergies, and much more. If you suspect your baby has hives, learn how to treat her with the following home remedies, even without the intervention of a doctor.
- Rub some calamine lotion on the baby’s rash to soothe the itching.
- Always Keep your baby’s nails clean and cut them short to protect her skin if she tries to scratch.
- Dress your baby in clothes that are made of natural fibers; like cotton, this will reduce any irritation to her skin.
Homemade Treatment Products for treating Impetigo rash
Impetigo rash can be dangerous. Its bacteria can enter the body of your baby through cold sores, cuts or grazes, insect stings, and bite, eczema, or other areas where her skin is sensitive or damaged or sensitive.
Your baby would easily pick up the bacteria if she was in a close contact with someone who has the impetigo rashes. The baby could also have got impetigo by touching clothing, toys, and also towels that an infected person has used. The following homemade remedies are sure to work magic and set your baby free.
- Mix just a tablespoon of white distilled vinegar in 2 cups of lukewarm water.
- Use a cotton ball to wash the infected skin with this solution.
- Pat the skin dry and then apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment.
- Cover the area lightly with gauze.
- Repeat 2 or 3 times a day until the infection is eradicated.
Please Note: Do not scrub the area while washing it, doing so can irritate the skin.
Homemade remedies for treating Scabies rash
Scabies is also very common rash in babies. Your child can contract scabies via skin-to-skin contact with someone who already has it. Scabies is extremely communicable, so your baby can easily get it. Even if they’re super clean, it doesn’t guarantee your baby will not have it. However, there is no problem without a solution, so be sure to check the following home remedies to free your baby from this unpleasant condition.
- Mix 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and tea tree oil.
- Use a cotton ball to apply the solution over the affected parts of your child’s skin.
- Repeat this step daily for 2-3 weeks to eradicate the problem.
Homemade Treatment Product for treating Slapped cheek rash
Although this rash looks alarming, slapped cheek syndrome is usually a mild infection that clears up itself in one to three weeks. Once a baby is infected, they’re usually immune to it for life. However, slapped cheek syndrome can be more serious for some babies, in this case, do not run around, the home remedies provided below will solve the problem for you, be sure to read through.
- The best thing you can do for your baby is to treat her if you notice she becomes feverish
- Ensure you give the baby enough milk so that she stays hydrated.
- Give the baby lots of cuddles and comfort while she’s miserable.
Please note: Slapped cheek syndrome is a very common and viral infection caused by parvovirus B19. It is a virus, and so it will need to run its course, also note that Slapped cheek rash cannot be treated with antibiotics.
Homemade remedies for treating Eczema rash
Eczema can show up as red, crusty patches on the skin of your baby, this shows up often during their first few months.
However, eczema is common in babies and is very treatable. Many infants outgrow it. So do not worry, doing the following simple home remedies will get rid of the rashes in one to weeks.
- Clean carefully. Make use of soap only where your baby may be dirty, like hands and feet and the genitals. Simply rinse off the rest of the baby’s body.
- Dry off.Ensure you always pat the baby’s skin dry. Don’t rub.
- Moisturize.Smooth one on while your baby’s skin is still wet.
- Dress for comfy days.In order to avoid the irritation of clothing rubbing on your baby’s skin, your baby should wear loose clothes that are made of cotton material.
- Always wash your so called new clothes before you put them on your baby. Make use of a mild, fragrance-free detergent as well.
Baby Rashes are one of the main reasons that parent of small babies visits the doctor often. In several cases, baby rashes do not indicate a very dangerous condition, but in some cases as well, they do. If the general health condition of a child is good and has no other symptoms, you can simply treat the rashes with homemade remedies as highlighted and discussed in this post. However, many of these rashes will disappear without a very serious treatment.