Eczema in babies 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 (cows milk and gluten are the most common culprits) also, remove all commercial detergents, laundry powders, bubble baths, creams, etc., 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.
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Banish those laundry chemicals than can aggravate and even cause eczema and dermatitis. Highly recommended by Rebalance!
Bentonite clay baths are extremely effective for skin conditions. This product is amazing - tried and tested by rebalance with incredible results.
-If eczema is occurring in the folds of the skin, behind the knees and elbows, keep the area as dry as possible. Light cotton clothing is best when sleeping in summer to avoid the area getting hot and sweaty.
-Adding 1 cup of Bentonite Clay to a bath can ease and heal itchy skin.
-Use natural barrier creams on affected areas.
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. Highly recommended by Rebalance for eczema and dermatitis.
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. 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 nasties as listed below:
-TEA-Triethanolamine (TEA-sodium lauryl sulfate)
-Parabens (Propyl, ethyl, methyl and butyl)
-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate