“For nearly 3 weeks, my baby was suffering from terrible skin rashes all over his body. The rash was not only present in the diaper area; it was pretty much everywhere. Our pediatrician prescribed a mild steroidal cream with the strict instruction not to use it for more than 3 days. After 3 days, the rash had still not gone. I decided to take matters in my own hands and started applying virgin coconut oil on his skin morning and evening. I applied it twice daily after bathing, every day for 7 days. By the eight day, the rash was completely gone!”
Virgin coconut oil for skin rashes-the miracle cure
Virgin coconut oil is indeed being hailed as the miracle cure for all kinds of skin problems. People use it to cure acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis and a host of other skin problems. As seen from the above real account of a mother, coconut oil can even be used to cure skin rashes on babies. Virgin coconut oil is very safe to use on baby’s delicate skin. It does not clog the pores or the sweat glands unlike other heavy topical applications. The light oil is readily absorbed by the skin where its antioxidant compounds treat the rashes quickly to facilitate rapid healing.
Reports : can coconut oil cause heat rash?
Some people have experienced skin rashes after using coconut oil. This is not the case since, as stated above, this oil is non comedogenic. It does not clog pores nor does it lead to allergic reactions. However, you should only use organic and pure coconut oil that is fresh. Avoid using stale oil you have lying around as it could have gone rancid. When you source the oil from the right vendor, there is no reason why you should experience skin rashes after use.
How to get rid of prickly heat rash naturally?
If you have been looking for natural home remedies for skin rashes and itching in babies or adults, you can safely turn to coconut oil. Keep a large bottle of extra virgin coconut oil sourced from a good manufacturer on hand at all times. The oil is solid at room temperature so you need to rub a bit of it on your palms to melt it. You can even heat it on the stove or in the microwave. Apply the oil all over the rash to soothe itchy, inflamed skin. Repeat application several times a day. The oil is a bit greasy and could stain clothing and bed sheets. So, adults might want to apply the oil at night before sleeping-the rash will be surely healed overnight.
Coconut oil- Natural heat rash remedy
Coconut oil is an excellent skincare remedy. As stated above, it can be used to heal wounds, acne and all other types of skin rashes quickly. You can even use it as massage oil for babies and adults. The oil can be used all year round. In winters, it can heal and soothe dry, chapped skin. In summers, it can be used to prevent sunburn, heat rashes and other skin problems caused by hot, humid weather.Unlike mineral oil, coconut oil does not clog the skin pores; nor does it lead to any adverse skin reactions. It is the perfect natural heat rash remedy that can be used to heal bumps, redness, itchiness and pustules caused by clogged sweat pores.
It is due to these properties, that coconut oil is being increasingly used in soaps, lotions, moisturizers, sunscreen and even in baby skincare products. Adults can not only use coconut oil to get rid of prickly heat naturally, they can also benefit further by halting premature ageing. This is because of the specific nourishing compounds present in coconut oil which provide it with anti-aging properties.
How to use coconut oil to get rid of heat rash?
Apart from topical application, adults can also ingest a teaspoonful of coconut oil daily. Doing so offers many health benefits. The oil nourishes the body from inside out-it heals dry, parched skin, prevents premature aging and is also healthy for the heart.
Here are some easy ways to eat more coconut oil:
- Use the oil for cooking, baking sautéing, frying and roasting.
- Add a teaspoonful to your mug of black coffee or green tea.
- Take a teaspoonful of it as is if you are okay with its taste.
- Drizzle a bit over your salads.
You can even add a teaspoonful of the oil to your dog’s dry kibble to prevent skin rashes and give it a healthy, shiny coat.
As can be seen, coconut oil is a wonderful natural heat rash remedy for babies and adults. Adults can use it internally as well as topically for getting rid of prickly heat rash. In babies, topical application works best. Apply the oil before and after bathing the infant. Remember to dress up the infant in cool, cotton clothing in summers and avoid swaddling it in tight sweaters or blankets in winters. These precautions along with regular use of coconut oil can help heal heat rashes quickly.