Skin rashes in children can be one of the first signs of an allergy so it is important to deal with the issue from the inside as well as the outside. Eliminate any potential food allergens or commercial detergents that could be wreaking havoc on your child's skin. Remember that the allergic reaction can take up to 3 days to appear as a rash. Stop using commercial washing powder or liquid. Even ones marketed for baby are FULL of chemicals. Ever wondered why they do not list the ingredients?
Supports skin health from within with vitamins A & D, EPA & DHA.
Supports skin health from within and is a good option for vegetarians.
Quercetin is great for skin conditions related to allergies. Reduces reactive tendencies and reduces inflammation. Capsules can be pulled apart and Quercetin mixed into food.
Important for skin health and proper immune function.
Reduces allergic reactions, strengthens the immune system and aids digestion and nutrient absorption.
-Try adding oats to the bath to soothe the skin. Wrap a handful in some muslin cloth and put into the bath. Oats are very soothing for inflamed red itchy skin conditions (provided the rash is not caused by an allergy to wheat or gluten).
-Add salmon and tuna into the diet or supplement with Omega 3 fish oil liquids.
-Make sure your child stays hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of water.
-Use natural barrier creams on affected areas.
Use only very mild soaps and detergents and try making your own laundry powder. It is simple and easy and best of all it's free of any nasties! A simple recipe to use:
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Baking soda
1/2 bar grated Dr Bonners baby mild bar soap
Mix well or blend and store in an airtight plastic container. Use 2 tablespoons per full load.
Also check out the chemical free Biowashball
Foods containing salicylates are common eczema triggers and those with a salicylate allergy can suffer from headaches, asthma like symptoms, itchy skin, skin rash, scaly skin, psoriasis, eczema, stomach ache, blocked nose, cough and sinus problems. Try removing any foods that contain salicylates from your child's diet and if you are breastfeeding avoid these foods also.
Foods High In Salicylates Include - Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Dates, Grapes, Orange, Pineapple, Plum, Raisin (dried), Raspberry, Strawberry, Sultana (dried), Capsicum, Tomato, Almonds, Honey, Curry, Eggplant, Zucchini, Potato.
If you have tried everything and feel nothing works, test your water. 'Hard' water (water which has high concentrations of magnesium and calcium ions) and water high in chlorine can irritate sensitive skins causing redness, inflammation, dryness and itching. Lime scale in jugs and kettles or around taps is usually a guarantee you have hard water and investing in a water softener may be your key to nipping skin problems in the bud. Kiwipure do a 4 stage house filter which not only removes chlorine and other harmful compounds but also softens water without adding chemicals. We have just had one installed here at Rebalance so watch this space for more info!
The skin is the largest organ of the body and what we put onto it is absorbed straight into our blood stream. When it comes to your baby or child's delicate skin, we want to use only the purest of products, ones that we know are safe. There are many many popular children and baby skin products on the market today that I wouldn't even use on myself let alone my precious child. PLEASE read the labels Mums and Dads. What goes onto your child's skin also goes into their little bodies.
Rebalance only recommends products that we know to be safe and pure for your little people. Products we use ourselves. Products that are gentle, effective and free from any nasties.
-TEA-Triethanolamine (TEA-sodium lauryl sulfate)
-Parabens (Propyl, ethyl, methyl and butyl)
-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate