Carb soda, also called bi-carb soda or bi-carbonate of soda is very useful for skin conditions. It is especially useful to take the redness out of a rash, ease sunburn and is very good to ease those red raw patches that some people get under a tummy roll.
These raw patches of skin under the tummy roll are sometimes painful, sometimes not. They can be treated in many ways. Sometimes the doctor may give antifungal cream. This may help but can sometimes make the redness worse by keeping it moist.
Treatment for Inflamed Skin under a Tummy Roll
After a shower make some warm water in the basin. Add a couple of teaspoonsful of carb soda ( bi-carb soda). This can also be called Baking soda. If you happen to have some pure Lavender aromatherapy oil, you can add one drop to this mixture. One drop is plenty. Fragrant oil smells like aromatherapy oil but is of no benefit to you. Only the aromatherapy oil will benefit. This can also be called Essential oil.
Soak a wash cloth is the warm water containing the carb soda and lavender oil. Squeeze it out loosely and wash the affected areas. Do this a few times. Pat dry the area. Make sure all the moisture has gone.
Next, use a medicated talc. Try Curash. It has zinc in it. Zinc is very healing. Sprinkle the powder onto your hand and apply to the affected area.
This is not a quick treatment. It needs to be used daily. Use the treatment twice daily if the redness is very bad. Continue until the skin is clear and back to its natural colour.
Do not stop the treatment totally but keep using the medicated powder. Make sure the skin under the tummy roll is dried after each shower and apply the powder.
This powder can be purchased in the chemist or in the supermarket. You will find a suitable powder in the baby section in the supermarket.
Do not use on open wounds where the skin is broken.
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