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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Babies and Skin Rashes

These natural ingredients help soothe skin rashes and accelerate the healing of baby’s skin:

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A newborn, one of 12 babies born by C-section, cries inside an incubator at the Bunda Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 12, 2012. VOA

Skin care for babies is an essential step in their overall health routine. Babies have delicate skin which is more prone to skin concerns than adults. A change in the weather also impacts their sensitive skin. Be it heat, cold, or the rain, each one impacts your baby in different ways. Heat rashes and diaper rashes are very common among babies, and the right care is required to manage these rashes.

“Heat rashes is the most common problem that occurs in babies during summer and humid seasons. Excessive heat and sweat gets trapped in the folds of babies’ skin, thus leading to a rash. Diaper rashes, on the other hand, are caused if the diaper is too small and tight. Another reason that can cause rashes and other skin concerns is the use of products which are not chemical free. It is very important to use products which are natural and mild, and maintain the healthy pH of your baby’s skin. So, look out for products that contain natural ingredients and are free from harsh chemicals for the best care of your baby,” adds The Himalaya Drug Company’s Ayurveda Expert (R&D) Subhashini N.S.

These natural ingredients help soothe skin rashes and accelerate the healing of baby’s skin:

* Calamine: Calamine is an effective ingredient that helps in healing wounds and soothing skin rashes. It contains zinc oxide that helps reduce red bumps. You can opt for a calamine infused lotion and apply it on the irritated skin after a bath or anytime during the day on clean skin.

* Neem: Antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant in nature, Neem helps relieve itching and soothes baby’s skin. It also helps protect teh baby’s skin from infections.

Neem has some amazing properties which can do wonders for babies skin.

* Vetiver: Due to its astringent property, Vetiver helps manage excessive sweating and keeps baby’s skin cool and fresh. Applying a prickly heat powder with the benefits of Neem and Vetiver after a bath can help keep your baby’s skin cool and free from prickly heat.

* Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is used extensively in Ayurveda. It acts as an antibacterial agent and an astringent, which helps accelerate the healing of baby skin. Aloe Vera in combination with Almond Oil and Yashada Bhasma works best to help heal diaper rashes. You can use a cream infused with these ingredients post-bath and during every diaper change.

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Additionally, ensure to keep baby’s skin hydrated with the help of a lotion or cream infused with natural ingredients like mustard, nutgrass, calamine, and aloe, which help nourish the skin and help soothe skin rashes.

While rashes can be troublesome for your baby, it can be managed with the right care and products. If rashes still prevail, please visit your dermatologist. (IANS)

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Pre-term Birth Impact Baby’s Love Life in Adulthood, Says New Study

“Young adults born preterm might experience social challenges in their life, which might affect their romantic relationships and family plannings” he added

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A teenager caressing the newborn. Pixabay

Researchers have found that babies who were born pre-term are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations or experience parenthood than those who were born full term, a new study shoes.

According to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), India is the leading country of preterm births where babies are born before completed 37 weeks of gestation and this number is rising.

Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study shows in the analysis of 4.4 million participants those born pre-term were 28 per cent less likely to form romantic relationships and 22 per cent less likely to become parents, when compared to those born full term.

“It is partly due to pre-term birth being associated with being more often withdrawn and shy, socially excluded and less likely to take risks in adolescence,” said researchers from the University of Warwick.

“The finding that adults who were born pre-term are less likely to have a partner, to have sex and become parents does not appear to be explained by a higher rate of disability. Rather preterm-born children have been previously found to have poorer social interactions in childhood that make it harder for them to master social transitions such as finding a partner, which in turn is proven to boost your wellbeing,” said the study lead author Marina Goulart de Mendonca from the University of Warwick.

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A Venezuelan migrant woman holds a baby outside an immigration processing office on the Rumichaca bridge after crossing the border from Colombia to Rumichaca, Ecuador, June 12, 2019 (Representational image). VOA

More needs to be done in schools and by parents to encourage social interactions at younger ages, so when they transition to adulthood they are more likely to meet someone and increase their wellbeing, said the experts.

According to Amit Garg, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute in Delhi, the hardships followed by premature babies while growing up are indescribable.

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“Getting birth before due time not only affects their physical growth but mental growth also and that is for lifetime in some cases. A study says preterm babies are tending to be unromantic during young age, One should be very careful about nutrition and other related illness also so that good health can be maintained,” Garg told IANS.

“Young adults born preterm might experience social challenges in their life, which might affect their romantic relationships and family plannings” he added. (IANS)