As a parent, you know that rashes can be a real challenge. Rashes can affect babies at any age, but they seem to happen more often in the first few months of life. It is quite worrisome as your baby itches uncontrollably.
There are a variety of causes for rashes, including allergies and infections. But whatever the cause, rashes can be serious business, and they can be extremely uncomfortable for your little one.
Because infant skin is so sensitive, baby rashes may resemble little pimples.
Baby rash in infants can be caused by the sun, heat, allergens, chemicals, dampness, or even perfumes. Because of how delicate their skin is, a newborn's feces or urine may potentially create rashes.
These rashes can appear everywhere on the body, including the buttocks, hands, arms, face, and neck region.
So What Should You do If Your Baby has a Rash?
The first thing you should do is make sure that the rash isn't caused by an underlying medical condition like eczema or dermatitis. You'll need to see a doctor or dermatologist if this is the case because they can help figure out what's causing your baby's rash and how best to treat it.
If your baby doesn't have an underlying medical condition causing their rash, then there are plenty of home remedies for treating rashes that work really well! One great option is using scent leaf as a treatment for rashes.
What is Scent Leaf?
Scent leaf is a type of herb that is used to treat infections and skin irritants. It has anti-inflammatory qualities in addition to being antibacterial, antifungal, and antifungal.
It can be used to prepare sauces, stews, and meals in a number of Nigerian locations. It is known in the western world as sweet basil leaves.
In various regions of the nation, it is known by various names. 'Efirin' is the name for scent leaves in Yoruba, 'Doddo Ya' in Hausa, and 'Nchanwu' in Igbo.
Among other things, its aromatic qualities have helped it become extremely well-liked.
Health Benefits and Constituents of Scent leaf
Thujone and carvacrol are sulfur compounds found in scent leaf, that help combat bacteria on skin areas like those on a baby's chest or cheeks, where rashes normally appear when your baby starts teething (which happens around 3 months old).
Scent leaf is beneficial against microbial diseases because it also contains antibacterial qualities.
Additionally, it aids in treating skin infections when crushed and applied topically. Since it increases vascular permeability, it is frequently used to treat and cover boils, pimples, and wounds.
As it is said to keep the baby's umbilical cord and wound surfaces clean, scent leaf is frequently used in the dressing of neonatal wounds.
Additionally high in Vitamin A, scent leaf is a fantastic herb for maintaining vision.
Scent leaves have a hitherto unheard-of capacity to reduce blood sugar levels and shield the insulin-producing pancreatic islets from harm.
They have been shown to contain larvicidal substances including camphor, cineole, and limonene, which are detrimental to mosquitoes and other insects, according to current studies. Houseflies, mosquitoes, and other insects can be repelled in residential areas by placing potted versions of the leaves there.
Salt as a Natural Treatment
One of several natural medicines that can be used to cure rashes is salt.
Babies' diaper rash may be treated with Epsom salt due to its medicinal characteristics. In order to accomplish it, you typically soak your infant for ten to fifteen minutes in a hot bath of pure Epsom salt and water.
After going through this procedure, your baby is most likely to get thirsty due to the dehydrating properties of Epsom salt. You may give milk, formula, or water after doing this.
Epsom salts are a preferable choice because table salt has a more drying effect, although you can choose to use regular table salt for this.
These two components can be used to cure rashes on their own, without a doubt, but when combined, they seem to have a lot of potential.
How To Mix Scent Leaves And Salt
You can roughly blend the scent leaves and add a pinch of salt. Apply to the affected areas and leave on to dry naturally.
Make sure to use a minute quantity of salt as too much can sensitize your baby's skin and cause allergies.
It's not a bad idea to treat rashes with salt and scent leaves combined, but for newborn rashes, you can get away with using just one of the two.
You can choose to immerse your child in salted water or apply a mixture of scent leaves to the affected area.
Have you tried to mix salt and scent leaves together for the cure of baby rash? How did it go? Tell us in the comments below. We would love to know.