Prickly heat is a disease that often affects the delicate skin of babies. It is very common for prickly heat to be caused by overheating and increased sweating.
Traditional methods of treatment
- Walnut baths. Take walnut leaves and grind them. Pour 20 g of leaves with boiling water and strain. Redeem the baby in this broth.
Prickly heat on the neck and legs can be easily cured with the help of string herbs and chamomile. The broth is prepared as follows: mix equal amounts of herbs and pour boiling water. Strain and add the broth to the bathroom.
- On hands, you can get rid of prickly heat with the help of field horsetail, celandine, agrimony, clefthoof and mint. Mix the herbs and boil with boiling water. Let it brew, strain the broth and wash your hands at least 2 times a day.
- A decoction of oak bark is very useful. Brew about 20 g of oak bark and add it to the bath.
- For washing a newborn, it is good to use a decoction of a mixture of arnica and yarrow herbs. Brew 1 teaspoon of herbs mixture with 2 cups of boiling water. It should be washed up to 3 times a day.
- Bay leaf fights prickly heat well. 7 dry bay leaves should be poured with 1 cup boiling water. This tool should be used to wipe the reddened areas.
- Celandine herb is often used to treat prickly heat. 20 g of grass should be poured with 2 cups of boiling water. Add the strained broth to the bathing bath.
To prevent prickly heat from making itself felt, you should adhere to simple rules:
- Do not wrap your child up if the room is hot. Wear thin clothes, for example, instead of 1 warm 2 light blouses.
- Buy clothes only from natural fabrics, which will not interfere with the normal gas exchange of the skin.
- Lubricate your baby's skin with a light cream that is absorbed fairly quickly.
- Bathing the baby for the first six months of his life should be daily. This also applies to the hot summer months, when sweating increases.
- Very often prickly heat appears from exposure to sunlight. Therefore, the child should be protected from their influence. Give your baby air baths as often as possible. In cold weather, you should close all windows, because drafts also contribute to prickly heat.