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11 Home Remedies to Treat Itching Rash in Babies

Treat Itching Rash in Babies

As a parent, even a small cut or rash on our baby makes us worried. No parents like their child to suffer. As a newborn, our baby’s body is adapting to the new outside world, also the digestive system of the baby is not that strong. So, as a parent, you need to be very careful about what you are using for your baby and how’s baby’s skin reacting to it. Baby Rash is a very common skin problem. We have brought to you some Home Remedies to Treat Itching Rash in Babies.

The rash is a normal drying of the skin, which can happen due to many reasons. They are harmless and can get away very soon just with little care by parents. So, have a look at the remedies which you can use to treat the rash in babies.

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Baby Rash Causes

Babies skin is very sensitive and also they have a new immune system. They are very much susceptible to infection or irritation. Some of the causes of rash in babies include-

  • Allergies
  • Heat
  • Fabrics
  • Fragrances
  • Chemical
  • Dampness
  • Friction

Depending on the cause of the rash, any part of your body can be affected. Such as: –

  • Neck
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Trunk
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Diaper Area

11 Home Remedies to Treat Rash

1. Olive Oil-

Olive oil is a very effective oil that can be used both for babies and adults. It helps to heal the damage and also renews the skin later. One of the best home remedies for a baby rash on the body. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial property of olive oil helps to treat diaper rash and allergies too.

How to use:

Take 1 tbsp. of Olive oil and rub it on the rash. You can also mix olive oil with honey if the skin is dried too much.

Apply olive oil 2-3 times a day and you will see rash going away.

2. Coconut Oil-

Coconut oil is one great alternative to olive oil which helps to hydrate the skin and soothe the rash. It easily penetrates in the skin and protects it from any kind of rash and skin allergies. Coconut oil is very effective in making a protective layer around the skin and keeping skin moisturized.

How to use:

Take a little virgin coconut oil and apply it to the affected area 2-3 times a day.

3. Breast Milk-

Well, we as mothers don’t really understand the importance of Breast Milk. Breast Milk is very miraculous, it can make wonders both externally and internally. Loaded with immunoglobulins, breast milk helps to remove any kind of infection and rash.

How to use:

Just apply few drops of Breast milk on the affected area to heal the rash completely.

4. Banana Peel-

Banana Peel helps in the cleansing and moisturizing of the skin. It makes your skin feel fresh and rejuvenated. An Indian home remedy for skin allergy.

How to use:

  • Take a piece of Banana peel and keep it in refrigerator.
  • Apply the cold peel on the rash.
  • And see the magic.

5. Neem-

For centuries we have seen the use of Neem leaves for treating any kind of skin allergy. Loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, Neem helps to cure and treat the rash on the skin.

How to use:

  • Take few neem leaves and make a paste of it.
  • Add little water, while grinding the leaves.
  • Apply the neem paste on the affected area.

6. Cucumber-

Cucumber is loaded with water and anti-inflammatory property. It helps to reduce skin rash and allergies also. Due to its gentle action, on a baby’s sensitive skin it is very much preferred by Indian Parents.

How to use:

  • Take one cucumber and mash it properly
  • Add some oatmeal in it.
  • A thick paste is formed.
  • Apply the paste on the affected area.
  • It will help to alleviate the rash.

7. Aloe Vera-

Think of any hair or skin problem and Aloe vera is the one and the only solution to it. It is a holy grail for skin treatment. Aloe vera is rich in anti-inflammatory, antimicrobials and emollient properties, it helps to treat skin rash and keep the skin hydrated.

How to use:

  • Take an aloe vera leaf
  • Apply the aloe vera gel directly on the skin.
  • You can also purchase aloe vera gel from market and apply it.

8. Lavender Oil-

Lavender oil not only helps to relieve the baby from rash, but it also improves sleep, fights bacteria and promotes better sleep.

How to use:

  • Mix few drops of Lavender oil with any carrier oil.
  • Apply the oil on the affected area.

9. Chickpea-

Yes, the way they feel tasty while eating it is also a great home remedy to treat skin rash and allergies. Chickpea is rich in antioxidants which keeps skin clean, soothes it and also nourishes it.       

How to use:

You can purchase a Chickpea shampoo for your baby. It helps to cleanse the body and also make hair shiny.

10. Oatmeal Bath-

Yes, you might be thinking that this remedy is for adults but it works best on babies too. It is a great baby itchy skin remedy. This home remedy has been used for years and is proven very effective. Oatmeal has many skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to protect the skin and keep away the rash.

How to use:

  • Take a cup of Oatmeal and blend it in warm water.
  • Soak your child’s body in the Oatmeal bath for about half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with Tepid water.
  • If the rash is on face, you can mix Oatmeal with yogurt and honey.

11. Apple Cider Vinegar-

We all know how beneficial ACV is on the skin. It helps to balance out the pH value of the skin and inhibit the growth of a particular yeast called candida.

How to use:

Pour a little ACV into your baby’s bath next time. Or you can mix ACV with water and wipe it off on the damaged area.

Additional Tips to Treat Rash

Changing Diapers Often- Many times we just put one diaper on the baby and let it stay for a day, this can cause a rash in the baby. When your baby is suffering from this, make sure to change diapers frequently and promptly. Don’t let your little one stay in wet or soiled diapers for long.

Switching Diaper Brand- If you feel, particular diaper brand is causing the rash. Try switching the diaper brand. Babies skin is very sensitive and It is possible to develop a diaper rash, so keep switching the diaper brand and trying your way out.

  • Make sure Diaper fits properly- Diapers irritate and also increases the rash. Parents and caregivers should check that the diaper is fitting properly or not. Also, keep a check on the size of the diaper as the baby grows.
  • Use Diaper cream or ointments- If you find any itching or rash on your baby, you can soothe the skin by applying any ointment. Yes, there are many skin-soothing ointments present at the pharmacy and grocery store, always look for the one which contains ingredient zinc oxide. Apply it on the affected area.
  • Allow the private area to breathe- It is very necessary that for some time you let the baby without diaper or bottom, this will help the babies part to get some air, dry out and also heal. Also try to avoid putting your little one in tight, synthetic or rubber bottoms if they are suffering from diaper rash.

So, above are some of the home remedies through which you can treat your baby’s diaper rash. Baby’s skin is very sensitive, so it instantly gets an infection and causes irritation also. Always keep a check on a rash, to avoid worsen situations.

How do you take care of your baby’s rash?


1. Is the baby diaper rash normal?

Yes, baby diaper rash is very normal. Baby’s skin is still adapting to the outside world and also their immune system is not very strong.

2. Does Vaseline help with Baby Rash?

Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly helps to keep the baby’s skin hydrated and moisturised. It creates a protective barrier on the skin and avoids dryness of the skin. You can apply Vaseline, before and then put on the diaper to avoid the rash.

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