September 11, 2009

Natural Cure for Atopic Dermatitis in Infants

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

While atopic dermatitis is not a complex ailment, it can be very painful when it occurs in infants. Treating this condition should be done in a natural way because you do not want your baby to experience chemicals at such a young age as chemicals could harm their sensitive skin.

Natural remedies can alleviate atopic dermatitis in a few days. The important thing is to ensure that it does not occur again. You can do so by identifying the cause of the dermatitis and taking steps to ensure that it does not recur.

The first line of treatment is giving your baby a warm bath to prevent him or her from feeling the itch. A warm bath will also alleviate the desire to scratch, which is a good thing because itching will worsen the condition. A warm water bath is very useful in such cases and gives your infant the opportunity to sleep soundly without itching.

Applying a lotion of Aloe Vera is of great benefit in case of atopic dermatitis in children because it heals the annoying red patches on your infant’s skin. Aloe Vera is a natural lotion extracted from the cactus like plant and it is safe to use with children. After soothing the skin with the Aloe Vera, you may apply a cold damp towel to the red patches in order to relieve the pain. Make sure that the towel is just damp, because if it is soaked then your baby may catch a cold.

One of the most calming remedies for itchy infection is an oat meal bath. Get a sufficient amount of oat and grind it using a grinder until it becomes powdery. Mix this powder in a cup of water and stir well. Apply it on the affected areas. After a while tale a look at the skin and see if the dermatitis shows signs of abating.

If the dermatitis still persists, then you can get some zinc and add it to any carrier oil, for example olive oil. This ointment will not only sooth the skin, but also provides a barrier on your child’s skin that will protect him or her from further infection.

These herbal and natural remedies for atopic dermatitis should be of great help in case of this conditon and they will spare you the usage of other chemical treatments. If the dermatitis spreads or if it persists in spite of these natural remedies make it a point to consult your doctor.