There are few things more frustrating for my little ones than diaper rash and baby Eczema. It's easy to find yourself panicking thinking that something has gone horribly wrong, but often it's an issue that can resolve quickly and naturally.
Whenever my kids get mild rashes on their bodies I always try to use the holistic approach first.
I have to admit I love a perfect mix of traditional western medicine and eastern medicine. I will always try the holistic route if the problem or issue isn't too severe. My holistic approach to basic rashes and eczema looks something like this (of course, as I write this, I want to remind you to always consult with your pediatrician before using any of these products — and please contact your pediatrician as soon as possible if the rash looks inflamed or out of the ordinary):
What You Will Need
#3 - Emu Oil
How I Treat the Problem
First, I put my babies in a warm bath.
I will pour 3 or 4 packets of Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment with 100% natural Colloidal Oatmeal. They soak for about 20 minutes, and then I will also make a paste out of one of the packets and slather it all over their rashy spots. This is so calming and soothing for their inflamed skin.
Second, I take them out of the bath and towel dry them.
I will then take a cotton ball and drench it in Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol.
Once drenched, I gently press the liquid from the cotton ball onto the rash and let dry for a few seconds.
Sovereign Silver also known as colloidal silver has been used for thousands of years. It helps stimulate and heal wounds, scratches, and rashes quickly. It is highly effective in killing bacteria and healing the skin. It is an amazing natural alternative to antibiotics.
Next, instead of body cream, I use Emu oil as a moisturizer.
Honestly, emu oil is one of my best finds as a mom. It does so much to help the human body. Research shows that Emu oil significantly reduces the itching and discomfort of rashes and eczema due to the large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A, and Omegas in it.
I usually put a lot on them to make sure they are completely covered from head to toe.
I let everything soak in a bit before getting them dressed and on their way. Doing this at bedtime is ideal because it soaks in really well while they sleep. Repeat everything as needed.
While this has worked for my kids more often than not, I want to remind you to consult your doctor if you have any questions. Also, consult your doctor if for any reason the rash doesn't subside, and keep in mind that rashes can also be caused by food, environmental allergies, or a more serious issue.