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Home Remedy for Rashes in Infants

As a mom, it's always startling to see your baby covered in a rash, whether its just a red patch on an arm or a tummy covered in little spots. Step 1. breathe- okay now to tackle the problem. It's a good idea to call your child's doctor before trying to treat them yourself. They'll probably tell you to bring them in within 3 days. Go ahead schedule your appointment and remember you can cancel it up to 24 hours in advance.

Rashes in infants- natural relief
(It was worse before the cornstarch bath, now the only spot is on the back of his head. Ha!)

Now for home treatment.

Cornstarch or baking soda bath. Sounds a little odd, but the cornstarch and baking soda help to calm the skin that has flared up. Run a warm bath and add 1/2 to 1 cup of either to the water. Be sure to mix it in well. Then let them soak. 

If the rash has welts, a little anti-inflammatory can help. Essential oils, such as witch hazel and lavender, can be applied to damp, irritated skin with a cotton ball. You can also wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and gently rub it on the inflamed spots. This works great with hives. 

Lastly, avoid tight clothing until it heals. 

If the rash is gone 24 hours or more before your scheduled doctors appointment, go ahead and call them back and cancel it.

natural remedy for rash

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About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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