Hepatitis B is the first vaccine your baby may ever get - given on the day that they're born. Yep, that’s right: most babies get the Hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital, just hours after they are birth. Generally this happens without the parent’s direct consent. If your birth happens in a hospital or birthing center and you don't want your baby vaccinated for Hep B, you’ll have to inform the hospital or birth center before going into labor, and then repeat this multiple times during and after labor, often reminding every new nurse or provider that walks into the room.
6 Natural Remedies for Childhood Eczema
Eczema and other itchy, crusty rashes can make a kid’s life pretty miserable. It’s hard to watch your little one always scratching, especially if their skin gets so bad that it cracks and bleeds, or gets red and irritated with infection.
Often a pediatric dermatologist will have little to offer parents other than a topical steroid cream such as hydrocortisone. This may stop a flare up in the moment, but it doesn't fix the root cause of the issue.
Many parents get tired of the cycle of eczema flares, topical steroid creams, symptom relief, then right back into another flare-up, and worry about how topical steroids will affect their children in the long run.
Ending the cycle of eczema flares requires taking a look at what may be causing the rash to break out in the first place, in addition to offering relief for symptoms in the moment. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine can offer a great deal of help for children dealing with this itchy, painful condition.
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