Raising a child is a tough job and requires a lot of patience from both the parent’s side. And during this if the child is sick or suffering and is irritated makes the job even more difficult. Roseola is a viral disease which is also called the sixth disease.
Although it is not life threatening but the child has very high fever during the gestation period and once the fever breaks so do rashes all over the body of the infant, which can be quite alarming. This viral infection generally occurs in kids aged between two to six years. Here are some natural home remedies which one can try which have been proven to be quite effective.
Home Remedies For Roseola
Holy Basil is a well-known stress buster. It helps the body to adapt to unexpected stress thus is also known as a body adaptogen.
When given to children, it helps in strengthening and improving the immune system against any viral attacks. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe the inflammation caused by the rashes.
Chamomile is known for its many therapeutic properties and works best on children. Cool water bathes given to children using water boiled with chamomile helps in reducing the fever.
Its anti -inflammatory properties help soothe the skin after the outbreak of rashes. Also its seductive properties will help the child in relaxing and having a comfortable rest.
Orange juice is a good source of vitamin C and is a very powerful antioxidant. When given to a child suffering from Roseola it helps in mainly two things, first it helps in detoxifying the body of the harmful toxins produced by the virus as well as makes the immune system strong. And second the child suffers major dehydration during high fever which also can be combatted with the administration of the juice.
Eucalyptus oil has powerful germ fighting abilities. It can be used in mopping the floor of the affected child’s room to prevent the virus from spreading to other kids.
A few drops of Eucalyptus oil when added to a handkerchief and placed under the suffering child’s chin, will help clear the phlegm accumulated in the nostrils and throat and help the child to breathe easily.
Bishops weed seeds are also a very good remedy to combat the discomfort felt due to a clogged or runny nose. A few seeds of Bishops weed are to be kept in a small piece of muslin cloth and tied around with a string to form a sachet.
This sachet when heated with the help of a hot girdle and kept in front of the nose of the suffering child in such a manner that the fumes can be inhaled by the child will help clear the clogged nose and help in reducing a runny nose.
Roseola is not curable as it’s a viral infection just like cold and cough but at the same time it is not a threat to the life of the child, except for the fact that it causes discomfort. Home remedies described here can surely come in handy when faced with perils of Roseola and pave a healthier way of life!