Homeopathy treatment for Diaper Rash
Diaper rash is a skin irritation or infection which occurs when wet diapers stay in prolonged contact with the baby's skin.
The skin is moist, red, and raw. Red spots or patches may indicate a yeast infection due to Candida. Bacterial infection may cause blistering and pus.
Diaper rash rarely causes anything other than local inflammation or infection. If a high fever is present without another obvious cause and the lymph glands in the groin are swollen, seek medical attention to rule out an infection in the bloodstream.
How does the skin look on the baby's bottom?
Is the skin red and somewhat shiny (indicating Candida infection)?
Is the skin blistering with pus present (indicating bacterial infection)?
Does the baby have a fever?
Does the baby have swollen lymph glands in the groin?
"My baby, Chrissy, has a very dry rash that oozes a thick, sticky, yellow
"Sammy was born with a bright red rash on his butt." Medorrhinum
"Little Carly scratches herself raw, especially after I bathe her." Sulphur
"Toby cries terribly from his diaper rash. He must be very sensitive to pain." Hepar sulphuris
How long has the diaper rash been present?
Where is the rash located?
Does the baby seem to be in pain?
Does anything make it better or worse?
Does the baby cry more than usual when wet or soiled?
Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine
Babies needing Hepar sulphuris are generally extremely chilly and very sensitive to uncovering. They have an infected diaper rash with pus that smells like rotten cheese.
· Infants who need Graphites have diaper rash in the folds of the skin, which is dry, red, cracked, and very itchy, with a honey-like discharge that crusts over.
· Babies needing Medorrhinum have a sharply demarcated red, sometimes shiny diaper rash often caused by Candida infection, called "thrush diaper rash."
· Infants who need Sulphur have a red, dry, itchy diaper rash around the anus that is worse from getting overheated and from a warm bath.
· Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement.
· If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.
· After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.
· Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).
· Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; give only infrequently in this case.
What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care
Homeopathic medicines will help relieve the diaper rash within several days.
Other Self-Care Suggestions
Let the baby go without diapers whenever possible.
· Change diapers whenever they become wet or soiled.
· Cleanse the area with very mild soap and water.
· Dry the area carefully with a hairdryer on the lowest heat.
· Apply Calendula cream after every diaper change until diaper rash is gone.
· If yeast is present, take the baby off fruit juices and sweet foods.
· Cornstarch may be useful on the skin as a drying powder, I Use all- cotton diapers instead of rubber pants.