An old timey solution we used was Burow's Solution
. It is Aluminum Acetate resulting from the reaction of
Calcium acetate and Aluminum Sulfate. It is buffered. I imagine it is the sulfate which helps, similar to Epsom salts which is magnesium sulfate.
We'd make a solution with water and the Burow's Solution powder. Then make moist wraps of gauze and wrap the open skin area to keep it moist and to allow the sulfate topical absorption. Sulfate is critical to opening the sulfoxidation process- detox pathway. http://www.detoxpuzzle.com/sulfate.php
Other conventional treatments are Silvadene Cream
, which we used for burns and other large areas of open skin. Silvadene is a sulfa derivative.
I assume you've tried Calamine Lotion and Benedryl topically.
Homeopathic Apis Mellifera
in pellets and cream will help with itching.
- -support lymph system's ability to detox Lymphomyosot
- -dry, itchy Sulphur 30C
- -topical Calendula ointment 3.5oz
- -topical Calendula ointment 13.5oz
- -itch, burn, swell Arsenicum Album 30C
- -scalp Kali Mur 6X
is another ole timey salve for open skin. "Bag Balm"
is another version. Again the active ingredient appears to be sulfate!
Flanders Buttocks Ointment saved my son's butt. No joke. Dairy-caused excoriated skin beyond open and weeping. It was raw, hamburger looking skin in contact with green, mucous stool.
The ingredients are Zinc Oxide and Peruvian Balsam (these are the only ingredients listed on the tube!) It is the balsam which apparently has some healing properties. It would heal in 24 hours, until the next allergen exposure. Zinc Oxide alone didn't have the same effect. Flanders WILL STAIN anything it touches or rubs off on. His cloth diapers were permanently brown, forever and ever. (I assume you are not using any alcohol or antimicrobial based diaper wipes.) I don't think it is safe for baby to ingest this though.
Oatmeal baths help for soothing, unless a severe gluten allergy.
There is a "Miranda Castro 7-cream"
which is legendary in Europe. Although, it has coconut oil.
is an amazing healer.
is another holistic alternative. Source: http://www.agbangakarite.com/
Quality grades: http://sheainstitute.com/index.php/testing-a-grading.html
Topical probiotics (dairy-free). Water kefir could help, from my understanding of the microbial benefits.
Other researched alternatives are: licorice gel, chamomile cream, witch hazel extract, evening primros...
. These are diluted applications, it appeared from quick glance.
Additionally, Soaking in kelp
and/or bentonite clay
infused water helps.