How can red rashes on the cheeks be treated?

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 in Ayurveda
Question: my 3 months old baby is having a red rash on her cheeks since she is born . I want to know what actually it is and how to cure it? she is on mothers there anything mother should avoid eating?
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

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Detailed Answer:


Thanks for contacting the Ayurveda section of [A]YUSH and after reviewing your case history and opinion given by fellow eminent Physician's I'm of the following opinion:

1. It couldn't possibly be erythema toxicum or milia but could be a combination of skin disease: allergic eczema/atopic eczema, ringworm [unless proved otherwise] so have a direct physical examination with a Pediatrician or a Dermatologist.

2. since the mother is breastfeeding and baby is suffering from skin condition thus tell her to

. Take: old brown rice, moong-masoor-arhar dal, garlic, cucumber, old ghee, amla, bitter gourd, pomegranate, honey, light diet, turmeric, neem/lemon

. Avoid: newly harvested rice, radish, sour/heavy food, curd, jaggery, salt, heavy/slimy/cold food, daytime sleeping, and excessive physical exertion, soy, wheat, eggs.

3. Give mother 'balant kadha no. 3 by Sandu pharmacy [बालंत काढ़ा नंबर ३]: 4 teaspoons thrice daily.

4. Since baby skin is soft, I wouldn't recommend the use of topical steroids instead wash the face with baby soap and apply a cream containing aloe vera, zinc oxide, Epsom salt, vitamin A/E, in it. [If unavailable let me know so I can courier you the same]

i. any problem with voice, or unable to gain weight, passing flatus/urine/stool normally?
ii. any excess sweating, loose stool, thirst?
iii. any excess drooling, sleeping, swelling under eyes, nausea?

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Munish Sood, Ayurveda Specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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