How Do You Treat a Milk Rash?

How Do You Treat a Milk Rash?

How Do You Treat a Milk Rash?

Milk rash is among the most common form of a rash that babies develop in their early life. You can easily identify the marks from the milk rash, these may appear reddish spots on the skin of the baby. Normally, these rash spots appear on the chin, cheeks, neck, and nose. This is for newborn babies.

Milk Rash can also appear in older babies, however, it may appear in a slightly different form. Rash spots will be visible on the shoulders and face of the baby. These marks from milk rash may appear as white in color and may resemble pimples.

You can treat a milk rash in the baby by using a gentle cleanser, maintaining good hygiene conditions, keeping the baby skin dry, and using a moisturizing lotion.

How Do You Treat a Milk Rash?

Now coming to today’s main question and I will explain in detail about treating a milk rash in a newborn. Since milk rash normally appears on the face and neck, the baby can easily scratch it. Now, this can lead to infection as the skin is wet and the baby is constantly touching it and sucking the fingers. This can also result in the appearance of skin infections, scars, and even boils.

Once you recognize a milk rash, the next step to use the best methods to get rid of this rash. One of the main things in treating a milk rash is to identify the cause. Once, you know the cause of the milk rash, it is very easy to treat and get rid of the milk rash.

Get rid of milk rash in breastfeed baby:

Now, if the baby is breastfeeding and still you are noticing milk rash, then the mother should access her diet. There can be a variety of different food items that can result in a milk rash. If milk rash appeared over-night, check the foods that the mother is using in the last few days. You can easily find the culprit ingredient in the food and avoid it in the future.

Keep the skin of the baby dry:

If your baby has a milk rash, you should always try to keep his skin dry. Normally what happens is what baby drinks milk, some of the drops are left on the chin and cheeks. If this is not cleaned, this can result in the rash. It is recommended that you wipe your baby’s face and keep it dry to get rid of the milk rash.

You can even for washing the baby’s face after feeding. This will keep the baby stay healthy and rash free. Do not use warm water for bathing the baby when he has a milk rash. Warm water makes your skin dry and it can even result in the itching of the skin. Now, the baby has already milk rash, and warm water will just make the situation worse. Use tap water for cleaning the baby.

Use a moisturizing lotion:

You can use a good quality skin lotion or moisturizer for your baby. This thin layer of moisturizing agents will help the skin to avoid dryness. Using a moisturizer on a daily basis will keep the baby’s skin healthy and help to get rid of milk rash.

Use jasmine flowers to get rid of milk rash:

Now, this is surprising, that you use jasmine flowers and treat the milk rash. Last year, one of the parents told me about this method and to my surprise, this really works. I decided to test this at clinic and we selected 50 random patients who were suffering from milk rash.

After two weeks when I did follow up for these patients, about 90 percent were cured of the milk rash. I will share the method here:

take 3-4 jasmine flowers and chill them in the refrigerator. Once properly cooled, rub the jasmine flowers in the areas of the milk rash. On rubbing these amazing flowers, you may notice, oil dripping from these. This jasmine flower oil cures the milk rash and you will notice a healthy skin. You can use this method as one of the best home remedies for treating milk rash in babies.

Using a mild cleanser for your baby:

This is mostly used by mothers at home. Milk rash can be itchy and dry, this can also make the skin to appear red. You can use a mild and gentle face cleanser for your baby. For this, wet the face of the baby, take a small amount of the cleanser and apply, wash it 1-2 minutes later and let the skin dry. Do not use hand towels, you can use napkins that are dedicatedly made for babies.

Using a gentle cleanser for your baby will help to get rid of milk rash within a couple of days. You just have to be regular in cleaning the baby. I always recommend buying quality-focused brands. using a cheap brand can result in damaged skin. I suggest reading buyers reviews whenever you plan to buy stuff for your baby.

Using Breast milk to treat milk rash:

Now, this may be surprising for a few. Breast milk is filled with amazing properties, it is also considered to have healing factors. You can use breast milk to get rid of milk rash.

The method is very simple and easy. Get a clean cotton role, and soak it with breast milk. Gently apply it on the affected area of the skin, do not rub or clean hard. You have to be gentle while dealing with the skin of the baby and also take care of pimples on the newborn babies.

After this clean the face with a cleanser and let it dry. You can use this method for a couple of days and it helps to get rid of milk rash.

Regular cleaning of the baby’s clothes:

Maintaining a good hygiene routine is a must to prevent and get rid of milk rash. You should keep your baby clean and use clean clothes. I recommend changing the towel daily and keeping all the towels and baby clothes clean and dry.

The majority of the patients that come for a milk rash suffer from poor hygiene. If you keep your baby clean and in a good environment, you will notice a healthy baby with no milk rash.

Changing the bibs after feeding:

If you are using bibs for your baby, then it must be changed, after every feed. Normally babies can spill the milk after feeding, this will make the bibs wet. Now, this wet cloth can result in a milk rash. It is recommended that you keep your baby’s clothes dry and clean.

Causes of Milk Rash in babies:

There can be a variety of different causes for the appearance of milk rash in babies. I will explain all the causes here in detail:

Milk rash normally appears from an allergic reaction to milk (formula milk) or hormonal reaction to the breast milk.

This can also appear if the baby is not cleaned after feeding. If the milk is dried on the face of the baby, this can also lead to the appearance of milk rash.

Milk rash can also appear if the skin of the baby is always wet. This happens because of the saliva on the skin.

The quality of the fabrics used in the clothes of the baby can be another reason for milk rash. Certain perfumes or baby lotions can also cause the appearance of milk rash.

Majority of the parents think that the milk rash is caused by breastfeeding, this is not true. If this rash appears in the breastfeeding milk, then there can be many reasons for this: mother consuming allergic ingredients in her food, family history of allergy, and sensitive skin of the baby.

Milk rash can also be caused by the toxins and chemicals present in the environment. Germs and bacteria present in the bedsheets, pillows, carpets, and other stuff in the room are also a contributing factor for milk rash.

Dr. Qaisrani

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