Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acid Reflux
- Appetite Loss
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Vitamin C
- Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Infections
- Athlete's Foot
- Baking Soda for HPV Wart on Tongue
- Bed Wetting
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Bloated Stomach
- Chamomile Tea
- Chapped Skin Remedies
- Children's Dosages
- Clogged Tear Duct
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Sores in Babies
- Colds and Flu
- Colloidal Silver, Coconut Oil
- Congestion/Cough Remedies
- Diaper Rash Remedies
- Ear Infections
- Early Puberty
- Egg Whites for Diaper Rash
- Eye Infection
- Fluoride Poisoning
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
- Gallstone Remedies for Children
- Gerd Remedies
- Gray Hair
- Hand Biting
- Headaches in Children
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Infantile Spasms
- Iodine for Eczema
- Joyce's Remedies for Infants
- Kidney Stones
- Lichen Planus, Keratosis Pilaris
- Low Muscle Tone
- Pacifiers and Ruined Teeth
- Percolate in Baby Formulas
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Rashes: Multiple Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv)
- Salt Water Soaks
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Sinus Congestion
- Sinus Infections
- Skin Ailments
- Skin Allergies
- Spastic Muscles
- Staph Infection
- Stomach Virus
- Strep Throat
- Swimmer's Itch
- Teething Rash
- Turmeric for Allergies
- Turmeric for Boils
- Turmeric for Eczema
- Underweight Children
- Use Glass Bottles for Acid Reflux
- UTI Remedies for Toddlers
- Vomiting Food
- Whitehead-Like Rash
- Winter Babies
- Yeast Infection Remedies
- Yeast Rash
05/06/2013: Kathy from the USA: "My previous post was sent before I finished. I must have pushed submit instead of edit... I'm doing a thousand things right now and my husband was leaving for work. My mom used fabric softener on everything and it causes fabric to repel water so..."
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|Diaper Rash Remedies||7 YEAS|
10/02/2009: Rachel from Anna, Tx, USA: "Help with baby constipation
Please help- I have a nine month old girl at home with a chronic constipation problem for the last 6 months. If I let her go on her own she may have a BM once or twice a week and they are very painful for her to pass and very large. The doctors are not much help and I've done everything they have suggested with little change and even that only temporary.
I have tried the following: baby laxative consisting of magnesium citrate, changing formulas (from Enfamil lipil to Enfamil gentle ease-helped for about 3 weeks, earths best organic, and a couple of others), raw milk from Jersey cows, omega 3 supplement, probiotic, fresh fruit including peaches, pears, apples, apple juice, pears juice at least 4-5 oz a day which worked for 2 days then stopped working I stopped giving it to her because I feel that is too much juice, fresh blended spinach, Epsom salt baths, massage with almond oil and lavender essential oil, q-tip with Vaseline,
thermometer with Vaseline both inserted to stimulate a movement, steamed broccoli, raw garlic, dark corn syrup, concord grape juice diluted, aloe vera juice and now against what I believe to be nutritious soy formula. I give her liquid suppositories to make her go but she is now holding her BM in because it is so painful for her. I am trying enemas to help but she tenses up before I can insert them and I don't want to hurt her. Please if anyone knows of something I have missed please tell me.
I don't know what else to do for her. She's had an X-Ray which came back normal- nothing keeping her from having a BM. Also she only began having this problem when I began supplementing her with formula when I wasn't producing enough milk. While she was on breast milk she had no issues. But when I went back to work I slowly lost my supply and since then she has had this problem.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated."Replies
10/03/2009: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, USA replies: "To Rachel with the constpated baby: Read the material in EC about magnesium, and you will have to get the baby to drink more fluids, and fruit for fiber, or make your on nutrious smothie and use the flavors the baby likes...I hope this helps. Merryanne"
10/03/2009: Tricia from Ireland replies: "I first noticed my newborns poop problems in hospital but the nurse told me that she was having a reaction to the baby wipes we were using and to use cotton wool and water. Oh, foolish me. I went home thinking she would be fine. Anyway the problems got worse (is every new mother REALLY that apprehensive as they kept telling us?). All we got was a prescription for permanent laxatives. Eventually a very kind doctor rightly guessed that her back passage was slightly too small for her body. There is no way of testing to prove if he is actually right. This may not be the reason for your child's constipation but his advice at the time was to give her prune juice. Now she was only 10/12 weeks old at this stage so we had to water it down to 1 oz prune juice to 3 oz water and she had to take this in 1 oz lots in between her bottles (my milk didn't kick in). Her feed also has to be changed to a softer formula with pre-biotics added. We learned the hard way that we should have started this early in the morning rather than at night. We walked the floors with her for 12 hours. It took 3 days to work and the first day of pooping was pure liquid and projectile. Oh, and also foul smelling.
By the time she was your baby's age, we administered the prunejuice in 4 oz lots 2 times per day still watered down so that it is only 2 oz of prune juice and there was a BM every day. If we missed one it didn't matter. If we were away and missed 2 it did. When solids were introduced we had to wait longer to introduce proteins and starches. Her diet was mainly fruit and vegetable, no potatoes or rice or meat till much later thn the norm.
We also kept her on her bottles to guarantee her intake of liquids for longer than usual. We had no problems with toilet training.
At the ripe old age of four she has now started school and because the teachers don't check to see if they eating and drinking their lunches and breaks, we are having a few problems again but at least she is old enough to tell us what is happening her or when the pain is building up so that we can do somthing about it.
My main problems with the prune juice were personal. In a babies bottle it looks like coca cola. People would take the bottle away from me and throw it in the bin before I could explain. They were usually interfering busybodies who loved their own voices so much I couldn't get a word in edgeways. Having to get that extra liquid into her made her less hungry so getting enough solids into her to keep her asleep all night took extra time. And travelling abroad we would have to make up extra to drink in front of security at the airports and make sure that we could get the brand that worked for her wherever we were going or bring loads of it with us.
You have my sympathies. Yor post has brought back all my feelings of frustration and I am even shaking as I type this."
10/04/2009: Rachel from Anna, Tx, USA replies: "To Merryanne and Tricia- Thank you so much for such a quick response and support. I have tried the magnesium citrate and it didnt work. I cant imagine why it didnt. And giving her prune juice didnt either but prune baby food works occasionally if I give her a warm bath right afterward. Which is why I tried so many other things, I also give her water daily. I wondered if she had a milk allergy but the soy milk had no effect on her either. I recently started giving her flaxseed oil in with her milk and this seems to be working, at least for now. Most of what I have tried has come from this site so I thank you EC for having such a wonderful site with so much great information. I am always here looking for natural remedies for all of my family."
10/06/2009: Merryanne from Orange City, Fl replies: "To Rachel,,, Good luck with the constipation problem,,keep trying different things, different foods, juices, high fiber,,low fiber. But good hydration is essential, and exercise is important, or massage might help,, Merryanne"
01/21/2010: Susan from Ohio, Illinois replies: "My daughter experienced similar problems. We tried everything the doctors told us to. With no positive results. Several months and several biopseys they recommended surgical modification. I revolted at that idea. We refused to follow this path. My daughter was found later to have dairy allergies. At this time the leche insisted my daughter could not be allergic to breast milk. We switched to soy. Still stooping was painful and impossible. Around this time a complete stranger told me her daughter suffered this way until she put barley cereal into her bottle. Truth be told she started pooping freely. Once the concrete was passed. By this time we had to manually stimulate her movements bc her sphincters were not working properly. To this day we remember how horrible this episode was and thank the good fortune of the barley cereal"
[YEA] 04/24/2011: Hermes from Princeton, Nj replies: "Hello, dear worried mothers. Have you tried taking your babies to a chiropractor? I did take her when she was 6-month-old after I had tried everything - more liquids, prune juice, thermometer in the rectum, etc. - and just happened to mention of my desperation to the chiropractor I normally see. He did some gentle manipulation of her legs and upper body over a few sessions. The results came in a few days when her bowel movements started to normalize and became more regular. I know that there are plenty of options but if you have tried them all, you may consider this too. It may be a subluxation that is causing it all of a sudden."
03/31/2012: Dayna from Newburgh, Ny replies: "Not sure if anyone posted this but my pediatrician recommended putting brown sugar in my daughter's bottle. Only need about a teaspoon for every 4 oz. But it totally helps - we also gave pedialyte. I would switch her bottles one with formula and brown sugar the next feeding would be pedialyte. I hope your baby is doing better."
08/10/2012: Alt-rocks from Suffolk, United Kingdom replies: "For constipation in babies: When changing the nappy, push the legs up and down in alternate motions. (Bicycle motion) slowly a few times, then push both legs up towards the tummy, and straighten slowly a few times."
Diaper Rash Remedies
[YEA] 05/05/2013: Harms from Austin, Texas: "I cloth diaper my son and for some reason every so often he gets this horrible rash. I think it's his over night diaper sitting on his skin for so long. He pees A LOT. But he sleeps 12 hours now (17 months) so I don't want to disturb his sleep. Anyway, about once a month this horrible rash that bleeds and makes him scream occurs. I started bathing him in colloidal oatmeal and putting coconut oil on his bum after baths and in the morning it is almost gone. So, I decided to make my own rash cream. I use virgin coconut oil, a few drops of witch hazel and enough colloidal oatmeal to make it a thick paste and voila! He is forever cured of the nasty rash. I keep it in the fridge, not sure why, but I think it helps it stay fresh? Try it try it try it!!"Replies
05/06/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Just thought I'd mention if you use fabric softener, that prevents the diaper from absorption. One of my brothers would sometimes get a horrible rash. Hindsight is 20/20."
05/06/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "My previous post was sent before I finished. I must have pushed submit instead of edit... I'm doing a thousand things right now and my husband was leaving for work. My mom used fabric softener on everything and it causes fabric to repel water so the diaper was less absorbent and the urine or stool would irritate even though she used powder. Anyway, the point I was trying to make was, prevention of diaper rash is better and you can pick up a tube of Vitamin A&D ointment at the drug store to use on your baby when you change the diaper. This ointment also takes away the pain from diaper rash. I was only offering another remedy for anyone who didn't have the time to prepare your method."
05/06/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Just use the A&D at night when the baby goes to bed if you prefer."
09/10/2012: Sunshine Mommy from Muscat, Oman: "Our daughter is just over a year old and has suffered only once from diaper rash which was cured within 24 hours.
For the first year we used olive oil instead of any creams on her bottom before putting on her daiper. Every night a few drops of Olive Oil is put in her bath water. Her skin is fabulous. She had daiper rash once which we put Lansinoh (lanolin cream for cracked nipples) on and the rash cleared up in 24 hours. Lansinoh/lanolin is known to 'stick' to broken skin / rashes / blisters and allows the healing process to continue, and most importantly give our daughter relief from the soreness she experienced.
Recently we have been putting Virgin Coconut Oil on instead of Olive Oil before putting on her daiper, which has eliminated a very minor rash patch, which I was concerned may have been baby candida - the VCO appears to have stopped this within 24 hours and skin is normal.
Our Dr was very surprised that our daughter has was not prone to suffer from any daiper redness - developing into rashes etc, so we showed the Dr what we used (Olive Oil daily and Lansinoh for the rash the one time it occured or if we think a rash may develop). She kept the bottles we gave her at the clinic and then showed to other parents who's children suffer from nappy rash. This info has spread through the various local mums too as well as my sisters new baby and other friends. (Some mums will only use medical creams and do not believe in natural remedies! ).
Changing babies daipers often is very important to remove urine from skin contact."
[YEA] 08/10/2012: Alt-rocks from Suffolk, United Kingdom: "Using corn flour in place of talc or cream on your little ones bum will stop nappy rash from occuring. A friend of my mothers gave me a huge box of corn flour when pregnant with my first, and told me to use it when changing little one, just dust some onto your hands and pat on clean dry bum. I have used this for all three of my children and never had to use nappy rash cream."Replies
08/10/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Alt-rocks, is this what we call corn starch?"
08/11/2012: Alt-rocks from Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom replies: "Hi, In the UK and SA it is called corn flour, however I believe you are correct, it is cornstarch in the USA, and other countries."
[YEA] 08/10/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe: "Last night I tried cocounut oil (Barleans) on a baby's diaper rash. This morning the difference for the better was astonishing!"
[YEA] 06/26/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada: "Milk Kefir is truely god sent. If your baby is having diaper rash, just apply real milk kefir and the rash would vanish the next day or two. Don't use doctor recommended steroidal creams on your baby's tender skin.
In fact milk kefir, will cure any type of skin disease when applied externally. It is good for Eczema, fungal infections etc. Hope this helps."
[YEA] 01/05/2012: Spikey58 from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: "Hi, My husband's grandmother was changing my daughter's diaper yrs ago and she had at that time a severe diaper rash. Told her how I have tried many things but it seem to be getting a lot worse. She took some white flour and browned it up slowly in a pan and told me to sprinkle in on her bottom everytime I changed her diaper and by morning it was damn near gone. I was shocked. Have used this many time for my grandchildren and it works like a charm. Hope someone can find this useful."Replies
01/06/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Sounds like it draws the yeast away. Great post. I will definitely keep that in mind for my grand babies (when they come in about 10 more years hopefully;)"
[YEA] 02/23/2010: Natalie from Tillamook, Or: "I used coconut oil and garlic capsules (or liquid) to cure my babies diaper rash. After a week of her rash not going away we mixed 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and opened 3 capsules (or 6 drops) of the garlic and applied twice daily. She is doing much better. I also use the same mixture on any cuts or scrapes she may get."Replies
[YEA] 07/03/2012: Feqa from Amman, Jordan replies: "Hi mothers, I used ACV for my nephew bad diaper rash externaly and when it dry I wipe sesame oil over it at night, the next day it disappear completely."
[YEA] 02/03/2013: Viavapor\'s Mommy from Bentonville, Arkansas: "Hello everybody, Children's remedies-activated charcoal and turmeric for kids diarrhea - I am so happy to have found the feedback on turmeric and activated charcoal for children's diarrhea. My 17 month old had severe diarrhea from a stomach flu that has been going around our home. He had already had 4 diarrhea diapers before I hopped on earth clinic (wasn't aware they started a children's remedy section) it immediately helped!
i mashed up one banana and mixed it with 1/3 280 mg capsule and est 1/3 tsp of turmeric, I added a little honey too to make sure he would eat it. Normally he feeds himself and gets 1/2 of it on his bib and high chair tray. So instead I approached him in the living room and just kept shoveling in his mouth (he was willing but I didn't want him to sense any after taste) while saying "mmm mmm it's good" Lol! That's stopped diarhea for another 5 hours so I just kept giving him it more frequently afterwards sometimes just a 1/2 banana and would you believe it has kept his diarhea at bay! ?! I was beginning to think I'd have to take him to the E.R. Room or something. Please, please everybody please submit your feedback so we can build up this portion of Earthclinic!!!"
[YEA] 07/23/2012: Kentucky Mama from Clinton, Ky: "My 11 month old baby had diarrhea for several days due to teething. I knew charcoal would help, but he isn't much for cooperating with eating what I don't want him to eat. However, we spend all day keeping him from eating whatever he finds on the floor! I put a charcoal tablet on the floor in front of him. He ate it. I did this a couple of times that day and it really helped his diarrhea. If he took a bottle, I would have mixed 1/2 t. Of charcoal powder in 4 oz of water and given it to him that way. Everyone should keep charcoal on hand for every day things, especially accidental poisoning!"
04/09/2012: Leatrix from Flintshire, North Wales, Gb: "Tumeric is an excellent spice for easing Diarrhea. My toddler had 'toddler Diarrhea', and I just had to keep him on a basic diet of water, rice, toast and bananas. The GP told me I couldn't give him anything like Imodium due to its side effects in young children.
I stuck to this diet, with minimum effect. After a couple of weeks, I contacted the GP again and he told me to add soy milk and skinless chicken to my son's diet. A week passed and it helped a little, but it was only by accident, when I read about an old Persian dish 'Tumeric Chicken', (I was on a diet then and was looking for low cal meals *lol*) that I read that it was good for 'many stomach ailments'.
I gave it a go and my toddler tried it and loved it. Better still within 2 days my son's chronic Diarrhea had gone completely and now he's thriving brilliantly. I would recommend it to everyone, it literally is, steamed chicken, a dash of tumeric and steamed onion. I served it with plain boiled rice and not only is it delic, it really helped my weight loss and my toddler's Diarrhea... Now that's what I call a SUPER SPICE!"
07/18/2009: Al from Pompano Beach, FL: "My 2 yr old baby has had Diarrhea for the past 8 days. the doctors prescribed amoxillin but he still has is. what do you recommend? Please I need help. Thank you."Replies
07/19/2009: B from NY, NY replies: "Have you tried the BRAT diet? Bananas, Rice, Apples and dry Toast? No butter or sugars. I have also read that coconut (like macaroons/shredded) helps. Good luck..Poor baby."
07/21/2009: Sumeysh from Mumbai, India replies: "BRAT diet is ok... but if if its too severe .. perhaps your baby needs a different antibiotic like ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin ...pps ask your doc regarding this ...i personally used BRAT plus curd set at home using low fat milk (unsweetened)..it helps...you can also use mashed boiled potatoes (skinned)....with a pinch of salt"
07/25/2009: Dianne from Tampa, FL replies: "My toddler had a really bad recurring case of a stomach virus we had all picked up, but gotten over. I tried all the typical things that had ALWAYS worked in the past...colloidal silver, slippery elm, oil of oegano, with no results. My chiropractor told me to give him hydrated bentonite (you'll find it at the health food store). I gave him one tablespoon before bed and one in the morning and his diarrhea completely disappeared. This also worked for a friend who was going to admit her toddler into the hopital for diarrhea with the same results. When I researched it on the internet, I found that Bentonite as a cure for diarrhea has a 96% success rate."
12/24/2011: Julie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Two thumbs up for BENTONITE! My 21 mos. old had diarrhea for 8 days, had lost over 1 kg, and nothing was helping (meds, doctors, etc. ). Finally I found this posting about bentonite. Within 8 hours of taking it, he had solid poops again! Unbelievable. I gave him 1 Tbsp of bentonite in about 10 oz of diluted apple juice; and I did this twice in one day. Thank you so much for this information."
08/01/2012: Kanika from New Delhi, Delhi (india): "I have a question regarding my daughter as she is 4 yrs old and has digestion problem. She is going to lu 4 to 5 times in a day. so just wanted to check, is there any medication she requires. Adding to that, just for ur information, she was colic baby when she was born..... "
01/23/2010: Jam from Windsor, Wi: "Ice Chips for Ear Infection?
Recently went to the Dr. - my 3 YO complaining of ear pain. Dr. said that if a child has inner ear pain/ear infection, to take small ice chips and let them slide down the ear canal, and this alleviates pain. I think it sounds a bit "off" to me... has anyone ever heard of this?"Replies
09/27/2010: Ag from Toronto, On replies: "Oh my goodness, I would never recommend this! Water in the ear is what the bacteria grows in, and once the ice is melted, what is it? WATER! No way! That does not sound smart at all. My son had 2 ear infections. The first one was so bad that the swelling was in the bone and it was causing his ears to protrude. For the second one (he was just under 2 years old) I eliminated all sugar from his diet (no fruits, no juice, no honey) as well as glutens and dairy. I added a tiny bit of ACV to his sippy cup throughout the day, and put a tiny bit of Colloidal Silver into his sippy cup of water at night. I bought an organic ear oil (main ingredients: olive oil, garlic, and oregano) and swabbed his ear with it 2 or 3 times a day. 10 days later at the checkup, his pediatrician said "Ooh, looks like the antibiotics worked" and I told her we never took the antibiotics! That we were just vigilant with watching him and were under the supervision of a naturopath. She wasn't pleased about us not having taken the drugs, but she was happy the infection was gone."
02/03/2012: Kathie from Houston, Tx / Usa : "I wanted to update my son's situation since I have taken him off of the flax oil and seeds. His breast is much smaller now and he has not grown any more pubic hair. I have also noticed that he does not have emotional outbursts like he used to have."