Eczema & other skin ailments
It is fairly common to experience itchiness and rashes, particularly around your growing abdomen and breasts during pregnancy. If you already have eczema it could flare during pregnancy. A change in hormone levels and your skin stretching can be to blame.
We at Baby Bump Care recommend any of the following products as part of your Baby Bump Care routine:
Schuessler Tissue Salts Nat Sulph and Calc Sulph together are a helpful option for a variety of skin disorders such as yellow, watery secretions and inflammation from eczema to spots and pimples and slow healing wounds. Tissue salts are micro doses that are suitable for infants and during pregnancy. They are rapidly absorbed and stimulate the body’s natural healing process, bringing quick relief.
Weleda Arnica Pilules 30g and Hypercal cream help soothe, heal and promote skin repair, arnica pilules can be taken during labour and postnatally to reduce bruising and promote healing. Hypercal cream is especially good for helping the perineum heal well.
Weleda’s Rash Relief helps soothe and heal skin ailments such as ‘wet’ eczema and is also very effective for nappy rash. It has 32 natural ingredients with anti fungal and bacterial properties that also help treat athlete’s foot. Whilst Weleda’s Combudoron Cooling Gel is excellent for treating sunburns, scalds, itchy skin, acute eczema, nettle rash, bites and stings, and is an essential for any first aid kit.
Juniper Calming Rose Otto Mist and Jojoba Body Moisturiser and Body Wash help to soothe and moisturise sensitive/irritated skin during pregnancy. Juniper's Calming Rose Otto Mistis used to reduce redness, calm and sooth sensitive skin whilst balancing the skins natural pH preventing skin irritation. Whilst Juniper Jojoba Body Moisturiser and Body Wash is ideal to use in the shower as a nourishing body wash, or as an unscented moisturising lotion and is gentle enough to use on your new born baby aswell.
The Jojoba Company, Jojoba pure natural Australian Jojoba is known to soothe problematic skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, cradle cap, nappy rash and sunburn. This amazing wax ester is almost identical to our own wax ester that protects our skin which is immediately absorbed and leaves no residue.
Please follow the links to learn more about these products at Baby Bump Care.
For treatment of any skin ailment always consult your Midwife or Doctor.