web analytics

Sickening Summer: Heat Rash

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

June 28th, 2015  |  10 Comments

Nellie and her baby

SUMMER. We crave it throughout  the cold winters (especially here in New York), but when it finally arrives, it can be a fair-weather friend.

We’ve all said it once, maybe even a hundred times, when discovering illnesses or conditions in our children.

“Wait, what’s THAT?!”

And doesn’t it surprise us in the summer? Who gets sick in the summer?

Here’s a story that may help your family someday.

Or maybe you’re currently living it.

Meet Nellie.

Nellie’s first baby was two months old, and her in-laws were coming to meet the baby for the first time in just a few days. She was still taking it easy, but she had a few items she needed to pick up at the grocery store before they arrived.

It was July in the Southeast. The high for the day was in the 90s and the humidity felt like it was at 1,000 percent.

She dressed her baby as lightly as possible and secured her in her car seat.

Twenty minutes later, she’d parked at the store and was crossing items off her list as her baby slept in her stroller.

Nellie arrived home, got the baby inside and unloaded the car. Time to check baby’s diaper, Nellie lifted the baby out of the car seat carrier and laid her on the changing table.

“WHAT is that?” Ellen gasped, her eyes drawn to a fine, bumpy rash across her baby’s arms and neck.

The rash looked angry, and was clearly bothering her little one.

This new mom stifled her immediate urge to call her pediatrician. Confident in her ability to care for her child, she pulled out a medical reference book for infants and leafed through the pages until she got to the section on rashes.

Nellie perused the pictures and descriptions until she found a condition that looked like her baby’s rash.

It was heat rash.

Heat rash, or miliaria, is a condition in which tiny bumps (that can range from pink to clear) form over an area of the body. It’s caused when blocked pores keep sweat from escaping.

Luckily, when Nellie got pregnant, she began studying homeopathy, as she’d heard it could help during pregnancy and childbirth. Now that she had a diagnosis, she turned to her favorite homeopathy reference book, which identified a few choice remedies for heat rash.

Remedies for Heat Rash:

There are a few medicines that should be considered when dealing with heat rash, and each has its own specific set of indicators.

Choose one remedy from the list below and continue with it for a couple days to determine if your remedy choice is correct. If you note improvement, continue on a schedule of about every 6 to 12 hours until the rash is noticeably better.

1) Your first choice if it’s not clear which one to choose:

Arsenicum album 6x

  • Itching and burning with restlessness

  • Persistence of complaints during recession of itching

2) When there are hive-like eruptions:

Apis mellifica 30

  • Skin feels hot with raised, red shiny eruptions

  • Sudden puffing up of the whole body

3) When the symptoms are intense:

Belladonna 30

  • Violent sudden outbreak of prickly rash

  • Skin red, hot, painful

  • Alternate redness and paleness of the skin

4) When the rash is red with raised blotches that sting:

Urtica urens 30

  • There is itching and burning

  • Skin feels worse from cold bathing

  • Skin feels better from rubbing, which looks like nettle rash

Nellie chose Belladonna 30 because the rash was crimson red and hot, hot, hot while her legs were pale.

Since the  baby was only 2 months old, she decided to dilute the hard little pills in an ounce of water and administer it in droplets into her mouth instead of expecting her to negotiate swallowing pills.

She gave her Belladonna 30 at noon and again just around dinner time. By the next morning, the redness was not a screaming red, but she gave Baby another dose at dawn and noon. By dinner of the 2nd day, her skin was nearly clear.

Just in time for her in-laws’ arrival.

This was Nellie’s first footstep into the world of self–reliance in treating her newborn.

She made a quiet decision to saturate herself with more homeopathy tools.

That night while she sat with her husband and in-laws holding her baby in her arms, she ran her fingers over the supple skin of her baby’s neck and arms. It was velvety smooth and it elevated her beyond what she felt before the rash had arrived.

It wasn’t just a mother’s loving touch she experienced.

It was a silent contentment teaming with unprecedented joy and pride that comes from a knowing that she had cured her baby.

No drugs.

No side effects.

Inexpensive and, most importantly, curative.


 

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase. ​

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.



 

10 thoughts on “Sickening Summer: Heat Rash”

  1. Hari Nandan says:

    My Baby is 2 year old. She has HB only 8.8 Gms (weight is 11.10 Kg). Please suggest any medicine to improve HB.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy is medicine and given this, I need to make clear that this condition would require the case being taken. Should you be interested in discussing this with me, feel free to contact my office.

  2. Martha says:

    Hi Joette, Thank you for this informative blog. If a child tends to get a rash during the summer months closer to the groin area (possibly jock itch) would the same remedies as noted above be considered? I noticed my son tends to get this only in the summer months when there is more of a tendency towards increased sweating and moisture due to high temperatures and going into the water and then sitting with a wet bathing suit. Martha

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It depends on whether the rash is indeed jock itch which would be a fungal infection. I have not written on the subject of skin yeast infections yet, but thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Jackie says:

    My daughter has a rash similar to what Martha described. It started on the inner thigh area where her skin meets the outside of her diaper… It has been several months now and has recently spread to inside her diaper, her tummy, and a couple spots that come and go on her face. I am treating her with antimonium crud and arsenicum album per the red, itchy rash protocol (for over 4 weeks now) and It is not showing signs of improvement. Our family Dr suspects yeast, but the rash is not responding well to antifungal cream either (we are desperate for itch relief at night, or we wouldn’t be using it). She is also on Bovista per the GGBG course, and I recently added Merc sol for fungal patches on the skin. Please write more on this soon, I am at a loss as to how to proceed!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We like to give chronic conditions more time on the protocols while watching for small changes. Feel free to listen to my podcast Why You May be Disillusioned With Homeopathy and it will give you more info., hence a little more confidence.

  4. martha says:

    Jackie – Hang in there with Bovista and other remedies. My son, who is 14 years old, has had very nice improvements over the past 6 months on a number of remedies that he has needed. The tiny pimples that covered his arms from shoulder to wrist have improved by 50%. His sensitivity to changes in weather conditions have also shown marked improvements. In addition to the homeopathic remedies, I am also giving my son organic coconut oil multiple times a day in green juice smoothies and quinoa cereal. Coconut oil can help with fungal, viral and bacterial issues. If your daughter can tolerate raw cow or goat milk kefir that will also replenish good bacteria in her gut and help her skin. Hope this was of some encouragement.

    1. Jackie says:

      Martha, thank you, that is encouraging! I have been slathering her in coconut oil and tallow balm. She has been on raw milk since she turned 1 (she’s 22 months) and I try to make most of our yogurt. She has also been on probiotics off and on. It’s frustrating not knowing what type of rash it is and if I am giving her the right remedies.

  5. rjhlady says:

    I received my “top 100 remedy kit” on July 3rd. My step grandson returned from vacation on July 4th, with a rash from his waist down the back of his left leg to the back of the knee. I said nothing as my husband and his daughter discussed the rash.
    We went home, and I began to search Joette Web site for the best remedy. Sad to say, I still kept quiet until the following Wednesday, when he came to my house, the rash had spread to his belly, under his arms and the right leg. I quickly gave him Apis 30c, because it seemed the best match for the symptoms. By evening, 4 doses later, he was showing signs of improvement. I gave his mother 2 more doses, for him to take the next day, Thursday. I saw them Saturday and she said the rash was very faint and almost gone. I then gave him a dose and gave his mother two more doses for that evening and the next morning. I asked her Sunday afternoon and the rash was gone. I KNOW homeopathy works!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It’s incredible, isn’t it?

Leave a Reply

Follow Joette


Categories

Books & CDs

Protect Yourself from the Flu

Deal with the flu without drugs and expensive commercial products.

Combo Pack: Top 7 Products

Go from clueless to clued-in…in the fastest way possible.

Cell Salts: Learn Homeopathy at Home

The easiest, safest and most inexpensive way to treat your whole family.

Homeopathy in First Aid

Learn to choose the correct homeopathic remedy to give on the way to the emergency room or better yet,
avoid the trip altogether.

Cure Yourself and Your Family with Homeopathy

Homeopathy is inexpensive, non-invasive and profoundly curative.

How to Make Fast, Delicious & Nutrient-rich Meals That Your Children Will Love

Boost and maintain optimum health with simple foods, instead of vitamin pills.

How to Ensure a Safe & Gentle Pregnancy & Birth

Halt nausea and indigestion, curtail hemorrhoids and stretch marks, protect and build a robust baby, lessen birth pain and more!

See More Products