Below are some of the most common skin conditions that affect babies and infants, and how to use Emu Oil to treat them.

  • Eczema

Symptoms: dry, itchy, red, flare-ups and cracked skin areas, when conditions are severe, bleeding may occur

Commonly affected areas: hands, face, neck, elbows and the back of the knees

Treatment using Emu Oil: apply Emu Oil 3-4 times a day to the affected skin area, it will relieve the symptoms instantly

Eczema is usually a childhood condition and should clear up by the time your baby is in their teens.


  • Baby acne

Symptoms: it appears like small pimples or whiteheads, surrounded by reddish skin

Commonly affected areas: mostly on the cheeks, can also appear on the forehead, chin and back

Causes: humid climate, or if the skin is irritated by saliva, milk residue, or fabric that’s rough or has been washed in strong detergent

Treatment using Emu Oil: apply Emu Oil 1-2 times a day to the affected skin area to reduce inflammation


  • Cradle cap

Symptoms: it shows up as a red area on the scalp, covered with greasy, yellow, scaly patches. Over time the scales will become flaky and can be rubbed off easily, similar to dandruff, but often with bits of hair attached

Commonly affected areas: mostly on the scalp, can also appear on the face, neck and around the nappy area, armpits and nose

Treatment using Emu Oil: massage a small amount of Emu Oil into the crust-like scales, let the oil soak in for fifteen minutes, then remove the scales with a soft baby hairbrush

To minimise scalp and skin irritations use Emu Oil Baby Shampoo & Wash.


  •  Nappy rash

Symptoms: appears to be a red puffy rash, can sometimes look pimply, and may be either dry or moist

Commonly affected areas: mostly around the genitals, bottom and the folds of the thighs

Treatment using Emu Oil: apply Emu Oil a few times a day or whenever needed to reduce the redness and itchiness, and heal the affected area. In the meantime, make sure you change the nappy frequently, keep the affected skin area dry and clean


  • Chickenpox

Symptoms: a chickenpox rash starts with little red spots which eventually develop into tiny fluid-filled blisters, other related symptoms include fever, nausea, headache, muscle aches and loss of appetite

Commonly affected areas: usually begin on the face and then spread to the whole body

Treatment using Emu Oil: chickenpox is a virus, if symptoms appear, should always consult a doctor and apply proper treatment first. During the healing process, applying Emu Oil can assist in reducing itching and prevent scarring of the skin


  • Mosquito bite

A mosquito bite can leave an itchy, raised bump on the skin, which can be very uncomfortable for adults, let alone babies and infants.

Applying Emu Oil can instantly stop the itching and reduce the redness and swelling.


Source: babycentre