Eczema is a common skin condition in babies and toddlers, characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. It can be distressing for babies and worrying for parents, who want to find the most effective treatment. Homeopathy is a natural and gentle approach to treating eczema in babies and toddlers. It works by stimulating the body’s innate healing abilities and strengthening the immune system. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances and are safe to use for babies and toddlers.
Healing from the inside out with Homeopathic remedies for eczema in babies and toddlers is the best choice. Eczema is often a manifestation of an inherited problem and is best treated holistically. Using cortisone creams which treat from the outside in only temporarily take away the eczema and doesn’t treat the inherited disturbance. Focusing on the overall health and well-being of the child using Homeopathic remedies will help alleviate the symptoms of eczema and improve the baby or toddler’s future health.
This approach involves addressing the underlying causes of eczema, which could be related to diet, if the eczema began after a vaccination, environmental factors, allergies, or a weakened immune system. By identifying and addressing these factors, the eczema can be managed more effectively.
Here are some homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat eczema in babies and toddlers:
Graphites: This remedy is useful for eczema that is oozing and has a thick, sticky discharge. The skin may be thick, cracked, and bleed easily. Graphites can also be used to treat eczema that is accompanied by constipation. Especially effective for eczema behind the ears and on the scalp.
Sulphur: Sulphur is a remedy that can be used to treat many different skin conditions, including eczema. It is particularly useful for eczema that is dry, scaly, and with intense itching, worse from warmth and bathing. The skin may also be red and hot to the touch.
Natrum muriaticum: can be effective for eczema triggered by emotional tension. The skin may be dry, scaly, and may crack and bleed easily. Additionally, the eczema can be linked to dry, chapped lips. The eczema can be worse near the hairline, ears, and nape of the neck.
Rhus toxicodendron: This remedy is useful for eczema that is accompanied by intense itching and burning. The skin may be red and swollen, and may be covered in fluid -filled blisters that worsen with scratching.
Calendula: Calendula is a natural antiseptic that can be used to treat eczema that is oozing and has a sticky discharge. It can also be used to soothe the skin and promote healing.
Calcarea Carbonica: For eczema that is worse in winter, with cold air and dry heat. Especially effective for eczema on the scalp. Children with red face, flabby muscles and sweat easily.
Petroleum: For eczema that is very dry, cracked and painful. The skin may bleed and be very sensitive to touch.
Arsenicum Album: For eczema that is extremely itchy and burning, with thickened and scaly skin that improves with warm applications.
Thuja is an important remedy used for treating eczema that arises post-vaccination (Sulphur is another essential remedy). The skin rash typically occurs on covered and sweating areas. Itching worsens during the evening and night, and the rash presents in patches.
Tuberculinum is a remedy for baby eczema cases triggered by the consumption of dairy products, such as transitioning from breastfeeding to formula milk. This remedy typically suits individuals with a family history of tuberculosis or other chronic respiratory conditions. Babies with this condition may have rough and dry skin, and circular patches of eczema may be visible. Itching may be exacerbated by undressing or exposure to cold air.
Mezereum: For eczema that is very itchy, with fluid-filled blisters that ooze and form crusts.
There are many remedies to choose from for eczema in Babies and Toddlers. If you need help choosing a remedy , a qualified Homeopath can help.
A homeopath can help to determine which remedy is best suited for your child’s individual needs and can provide guidance on how to use the remedy.
In addition to homeopathy, there are several other natural remedies that can be used to treat eczema in babies and toddlers. These are:
Coconut oil: Has moisturising and anti-bacterial properties and is a popular choice for baby’s skincare.
Vitamin B12: A double blind randomised study showed that topical treatment with Vitamin B12 is a good treatment for children with eczema.
Calendula cream: Calendula cream has been known to help soothe many skin conditions, including baby eczema. Calendula eases inflammation and prevent infection without artificially suppressing it.
Cod liver oil: Fish helps reduce eczema in older toddlers. If your baby doesn’t like fish, try cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is beneficial, because it contains Vitamin A and D.
Oatmeal Bath: Make your own oatmeal bath or oatmeal paste. To make a paste, combine a quarter of a cup of colloidal oatmeal in enough water to make a paste. Colloidal oatmeal is a more finely ground and softer oatmeal powder that allows it to coat and protect the skin.
Avoiding harsh soaps and detergents that can irritate the skin. Using gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergents. Keep the skin cool and dry to prevent sweating. Dress the baby or toddler in loose-fitting, breathable clothing.
In conclusion, homeopathy is a safe and gentle approach to treating eczema in babies and toddlers. By using natural remedies and making certain lifestyle changes, parents can help to soothe their child’s skin and promote healing from the inside out.