What?!? This crazy lady thinks rashes are important?!
Yes, yes I do.
Here’s why rashes are important:
Rashes are our body’s way of waving the “caution” flag that something is amiss with our immune system or that the body is getting rid of something (our immune system IS working).
You see the skin is an active player in the immune system it is involved in a complicated process that helps to make sure our body isn’t over-taken and overreacting to an antigen, protein (not like the meat kind, like the cellular level kind), or virus that is introduced. This activates lymphocytes and they produce internal chemicals that cause inflammation, leading to your rash. Viruses can also produce rashes as the viral particles reach the immune system in the epidermis.
Physical dis-ease and symptoms have an energetic beginning…
If you are getting rashes, especially if you or your littles have a recurring rash problems, there is going to be a root cause in science/body and a root cause energetically. Rashes generally show up stemming from someone feeling “roughed up” or rubbed the wrong way. They are also an energetic way of expressing a need for attention. There is some energy work to do around those causes.
So what happens when you try to chase away a rash with Benadryl or Zyrtec?
You are stopping the bodies natural ability to heal itself. Plain and simple. I could go through the reverse effects of the histamines and the unique way the protein receptors bind. But the plainest way to state it is, giving Benadryl and Zyertec STOP the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
Not to mention that even the dye free over-the-counter medication is FULL of chemicals that are unnecessary and bad for you (and your child).
And believe me, I have fallen into this trap over the years, so if you have done it in the past, there is time to stop now. When you know better, you do better.
**NOTE: This is not the same as a life threatening, anaphylactic reaction.**
What to do instead if the itching is unbearable…
1- Baths. Topical soothing preparations. Charcoal or oatmeal bath to relieve itching.
2- Essential Oil. Lavender essential oil + coconut oil (mixed and diluted to the age appropriate dilution.
3- Crystals. Selenite is amazing for itching. Hold a polished disc of selenite in each hand.
4- Homeopathics. With a proper homeopathic prescription rashes can be eliminated. Homeopathics take a little longer for relief but work in conjunction with the immune to heal the body as a whole.
5- Homemade Anti-Itch Spray
2 ounces Witch Hazel
1/2 ounce Apple Cider Vinegar
5 Drops Lavender
3 Drops Peppermint
2 Tbsp Aloe
Bottom line is that rashes are important and do your best to avoid chasing them away with pharmaceutical methods.
Do you / your littles suffer with rashes?What is your favorite method of relief.
PS: You know the deal with not giving Tylenol for fevers right? If not…check it out here.