Roseola is commonly observed condition in children from 6 months to 24 months of age. Also known as roseola infantum is caused by the virus belonging to herpes family, of which, human herpes virus 6 or human herpes virus 7 is the culprit generally. Its onset is marked with a high grade fever, followed by appearance of rash as the fever subsides.
The rash spreads from trunk to the extremities but is rarely witnessed on face. The condition takes its time to heal but one can take the following steps to relieve symptoms.
Various Home Remedies For Roseola
1. Immune Boosters In Diet
As soon as the virus hits the child, it starts weakening the immune system. To help boost their immunity, it is important to feed the child with foods rich in vitamin C, which is a natural immune booster.
Orange, pineapples, papayas, kiwi, and strawberries are high in vitamin C content and also are safe to be used. Orange juice is the most incredible in alleviating symptoms amongst others. Its action can be reinforced by mixing honey along with making it sweeter.
3. Chamomile Bath
Bathing the child with cool water, aids in bringing down the body temperature, to near normal levels. This can be further supplemented by addition of chamomile herb.
Along with lowering the thermometer reading, chamomile induces a soothing effect on the skin, by decreasing the irritation caused by the rash. You can also sponge the baby with chamomile mixed water three times in a day, if bathing is not possible or discomforts the child.
4. Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil is a powerful remedy in fighting off roseola symptoms. Sprinkle a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief and tuck it under the chin of the baby, such that, the child is able to inhale the vapors of this oil, which help in decongestion of the chest.
A mixture of eucalyptus and olive oil can be used to massage the baby’s chest to break the mucus layers and further quicken the healing process. Massaging can be done two times in a day.
5. Wet Sheet Pack
Wet sheet pack is a form of hydrotherapy and undoubtedly helps in curing the high grade fever. Take a cotton sheet and dip it in cold water and squeeze.
After squeezing the extra amount of water, wrap this sheet around the baby, followed by spreading a layer of blanket over the wet pack. This method work wonders in decreasing the temperature and also help the child in getting a peaceful sleep.
6. Carom Seeds
Carom Seeds is another powerful spice from the kitchen that quickly resolves the chest congestion and running nose symptoms, often encountered in roseola. Take a few seeds of Carom seeds and heat them in a pan, and then place them in the center of a handkerchief and tie it.
Hold this Carom seeds stuffed handkerchief in the front of your baby when he/she is sleeping, in a way that he/she is able to inhale these fumes. Along with decongestion it also assists in killing the virus.
These quick remedies can quickly help in throwing out the virus from the body, along with boosting immunity, and that too without any side effects!
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.