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Home Remedies For Baby Eczema

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If your baby is suffering from eczema, you know how uncomfortable the
itchy and dry skin can be, not to mention the sore spots. Since eczema
usually goes hand in hand with sensitive skin, treating it can be a bit
of a challenge. Thankfully there are quite a few home remedies for baby
eczema you can try.

Moisturize
Keeping baby's skin well moisturized should always be the first step in
any eczema treatment. Use a natural aloe Vera lotion several times a day,
especially aft...


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If your baby is suffering from eczema, you know how uncomfortable the
itchy and dry skin can be, not to mention the sore spots. Since eczema
usually goes hand in hand with sensitive skin, treating it can be a bit
of a challenge. Thankfully there are quite a few home remedies for baby
eczema you can try.

Moisturize
Keeping baby's skin well moisturized should always be the first step in
any eczema treatment. Use a natural aloe Vera lotion several times a day,
especially after bathing baby. Reapply as often as need to keep baby's
skin from drying out. Avoid any harsh cleansers and make sure baby is
getting plenty to drink to moisturize from the inside out as well.
Incidentally breastfed babies experience fewer and milder episodes of
eczema.

Oatmeal Bath
When baby's skin gets very itchy, an oatmeal bath can be very soothing
and help skin heal. Put two cups of oats in a food processor (or use a
coffee grinder) and grind them into a powder. Add the oatmeal powder to a
running bath of warm (not hot) water and stir well. Soak in the oatmeal
bath for 15 minutes, rinse with clean water and dab the skin dry with a
soft towel. When baby's eczema breakouts are bad, it is safe to sooth
them with an oatmeal bath twice daily.

Natural Skin Wash
As mentioned above, you want to avoid any harsh skin care for baby. The
following natural skin wash is very gently and helps with the itch.
Combine 1 tsp of comfrey root, 1 tsp of white oak bark, 1 tsp of slippery
elm bark and two cups of water in a bowl. Mix well, and then pour it into
a pot. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil, and then simmer
for thirty minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, then strain out the solids
and use the liquid like any face wash.

While this mixture may not completely clear up baby's eczema, it is a
natural, gentle and effective cleanser that will help reduce the itching
and inflammation.

Healing Lotions
When eczema really flares up, you want to get baby's skin healed back up
as soon as possible. Healing lotions can help shorten the healing time
and moisturize and protect your skin from future outbreaks at the same
time.

Lotions to look for ate those made with blueberry leaves. Blueberry
leaves are very good at relieving the inflammation of eczema and at
improving the irritation that accompanies itching.

Zinc is another great ingredient. Apply zinc lotion directly on the
affected area. Zinc can also be taken as a supplement in pills. Taking
regularly, it can be an effective eczema treatment.

To help heal the skin, use a lotion containing vitamin E, or apply
vitamin E oil directly on the affected area. It will quickly reduce
itching and improve healing. Continue applying the vitamin E oil until
the skin is healed.

This article is provided for information purposes only. Please consult
your baby's health care provider before trying home remedies.

				
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