When a baby is teething they can experience some unpleasant side effects. While teething is natural and nothing will make the baby sick a rash can be uncomfortable. A teething rash can irritate the skin around the face and the mouth. There are some natural remedies to help cure a teething rash and allow the baby to be more comfortable.
Causes of a Teething Rash
When a baby begins teething they will drool a lot. The teething rash can appear anywhere the drool can gather. This includes the cheeks, chin, neck, and even the chest. The rash can be raised bed bumps and they will become chapped. While the rash will come and go, these natural remedies will help ease any discomfort.
To help with the rash a parent needs to keep the skin dry and clean. They can also apply a healing balm to the skin. These balms make a barrier of water to help keep the area dry and prevent drool from resting on the skin. Lansinoh lanolin cream, Aquaphor, and Vaseline are some of the best products to use on the baby. Some other products contain organic beeswax that can help. Lotions that have a scent should not be applied on the rash as it can cause additional irritation.
If the baby has no allergies, essential oils can help. They can reduce inflammation and will help calm the baby. If the baby does not like having the oil on their skin a diffuser with lavender, chamomile, or vanilla essential oils can be used in the room to help calm the baby.
Remove the Drool
The baby is going to drool often and a parent has to be alert and remove as much of the drool as they can. If the drool can sit that is how the rash developed. A soft cloth can be used to wipe the chin and the face.
Some natural creams can be applied to the skin to help soothe the chapped and red rash. Coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, and magnesium oil and some of the best creams to use, these creams can be used on the face and other parts of the body are a rash develops.
Amber Teething Necklace
This necklace is designed for babies that are teething. It can help reduce pain the baby is feeling. When the skin touched the necklace a small amount of the amber oil will get on their skin and will help reduce pain and inflammation.
Soft and Cold
To help a baby with the pain and to help them to stop drooling they can chew on something soft and cold. There are special baby toys made for teething that are non-toxic and can be frozen. This will also help reduce swelling. A wet baby cloth can also be chilled and given to the baby to chew on.
Aloe Vera gel can help treat the rash and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. The aloe can be put on the rash and it even safe to put on the gums.
If the rash gets worse over time, allow the child to get medical care. These natural remedies will help with a rash but in case of a severe rash, there may be another medical issue that the doctor has to examine. The baby should be kept clean and drool should be removed often.
These are some things that parents can do to help a baby if they develop a rash from teething. These natural remedies can help ease the pain a baby is feeling and will help inflammation from the rash.