Lately, most parents don’t want to over-medicate their children, and I understand that. It’s better to let their immune system fight off germs and bacteria, but, some situations, like eczema, require extra help – and for that, natural remedies were invented!
Infant eczema usually attacks the face and scalp in babies, and it appears in the folds of the knees and arms. Over-the-counter medicines contain topical steroid cream and I don’t agree with it, especially using it on children.
Instead, natural remedies can be very helpful for infant eczema and it will also help your child to build body resistance to it. So, why dosing your child with nasty eczema ointments when you can encourage its body to fight against it!
1. Luke-Warm Water Bath
- A lukewarm bath cools the skin, reduces itching, it also helps fight off dehydration of the skin.
- While giving your child a bath, use fragrant neutral soaps and avoid anti-bacterial soaps.
2. Oatmeal Bath
- Blend 2/3 of a cup of oats in a blender till it becomes a fine powder, then in warm or lukewarm water, sprinkle the powder in and mix till it has a silky texture, soak your child in the water for between 20-30 minutes in the water and rinse them off with room temperature water.
3. Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Just apply the oil on your baby’s skin and gently massage it in circles for a few seconds.
4. Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil
- Apply Sunflower oil on your baby’s skin, massage it clockwise and counter-clockwise for a few moments.
5. Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Tea tree essential oil has anti-bacterial properties that can help prevent infection due to eczema, and it also has skin hydrating and healing properties that soothe the skin and repair the damage of dry skin.
- Using a couple of drops mixed with any moisturizer can help combat eczema.
6. Chamomile Tea Bath
- To prepare this bath, simply soak 5 chamomile tea bags in warm water for 15 minutes, then mix and soak your baby for 20 minutes.